Adolf Galland, 83, one of Germany's most famous fighter...


February 15, 1996

Adolf Galland, 83, one of Germany's most famous fighter pilots during World War II, died Friday at home in Germany after heart surgery.

He is credited with shooting down 104 Allied planes during World War II.

After his release from an American prisoner of war camp in 1947, he became an aviation consultant to Argentina and later to West Germany.

Phil Regan, 89, the "singing cop" who left the New York City Police Department to star on Broadway and in Hollywood musicals, died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif. A detective with the NYPD in the 1930s, he was discovered while singing at a party given by a vaudeville producer. Among his two dozen movie appearances were roles in "Housewife" with Bette Davis and "Sweet Adeline" with Irene Dunn.

Alvin K. "Barney" Isaacs, 71, a steel-guitar player who was honored as one of Hawaii's great musical treasures, died Monday in Honolulu.

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