"Awarded for his actions at the Primosole bridge. In this battle he and his men managed to successfully deny the Allies the crossing over the river for some time, however in the process Adolff himself would be killed during an unsuccessful attempt to blow the bridge." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on March 26th, 1944 as Hauptmann of the Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division.
A deadly enemy,