Adolf "Dolfo" Galland was a World War II German fighter pilot and commander of Germany's fighter force from 1941 to 1945. Galland joined the Luftwaffe in 1933, and despite suffering injuries in two crashes, he continued his military career. Galland transferred to a fighter unit in 1940 and quickly reached Ace status during the Battle of France. Galland continued to test fly many types of German aircraft, occasionally flying combat missions when he could. Galland surrendered to United States Army forces in May 1945. Galland's 104 victory claims included seven with the Me 262. [link]
His claims for aircraft destroyed include 55 Spitfires, 30 Hurricanes, and five French Armee de L'air aircraft. All seven of his Me 262 kills were against American aircraft, two of them heavy bombers. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with oak leaves, swords and diamonds, one of only 27 recipients of the highest German military decoration. His victory claims were all against the Western Allies.
Galland had the picture of Mickey Mouse painted on the side of his plane under the cockpit. "I like Mickey Mouse, and I like cigars." End of story.
And please, no one else tell me how shallow I am for liking Disney movies. Just comment about the picture. Thanks.