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OursBear 12th February 2018 15:42

photo of Adolf Galland, looking to identify other people
 
Hi,
My grandfather was a British journalist working for the Daily Express, and he traveled all over Europe for work. He is standing on the left on this picture: https://i.imgur.com/ftZgjq0.jpg
I was told that the man sitting is WW2 Luftwaffe fighter ace Adolf Galland. I was not able to identify other people. Do any of the people on this photo look familiar to the experts here?

Thank you !

Chris Goss 14th February 2018 08:23

Re: photo of Adolf Galland, looking to identify other people
 
It is Galland but no idea about the rest

RSwank 16th February 2018 01:41

Re: photo of Adolf Galland, looking to identify other people
 
This is possibly taken when Galland returned to Germany from Argentina with his wife Sylvina Donhoff on January 9 or 10, 1955. Note the byline on the article is Frankfurt. Several US newspapers have articles on his return to Frankfurt and many mention his wife, but none of the US papers seem to have photographs of their arrival. There seems to have been some sort of press conference (perhaps at the airport) at the time. If this is correct then the men in the background are all probably reporters. Note that one of them appears to be talking to the woman. Perhaps some European papers have some photos.


https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1748...ns_to_germany/



A rather poor photo of them here about that time but not taken at the arrival.

http://magazin.spiegel.de/EpubDelive...l/pdf/31971210

Another photo from 1955 here, click it to enlarge a little:

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-aug...-69294743.html

RSwank 17th February 2018 02:43

Re: photo of Adolf Galland, looking to identify other people
 
I found this newsreel which shows Galland and wife arriving in Frankfurt (See the 4:00 mark). You do see Galland and Sylvian walking down the steps from the plane. She is wearing the same fur coat and gloves and carrying a purse as shown in the photo. Another very brief scene shows part of the press conference and your grandfather can be seen wearing the scarf as shown in your photo. There was also a woman reporter in the newsreel but she is wearing a cloth coat


https://www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.d...lland%2C+Adolf

OursBear 17th February 2018 03:47

Re: photo of Adolf Galland, looking to identify other people
 
Thank you so much ! You are absolutely correct, that is my grandfather on the video, and it's great to have the context of that photo explained. Thanks again for your time !


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