They fought in the Battle of France, and throughout the Battle of Britain. At the time they were the Luftwaffe’s best known Fighter Wing, and for the next two years they dueled daily over northern France with the very best of the RAF who nicknamed them the “Abbeville Boys”.
One of Robert Taylor’s most iconic paintings, “Abbeville Boys” features the outstanding Kommodore Adolf Galland leading the battle-hardened pilots of JG-26 as they power away from their base in the Pas de Calais for yet another tussle with the cream of RAF Fighter Command.
Originally published in the late-1980s, this incredibly rare print is highly sought after on the Secondary Market. There are rare occasions when we come across copies in mint condition, so contact us for availability.
Each print in this long-sold out edition has been personally signed by one of the most famous names in aviation history:
Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds – 104 victories
This print has been additionally signed by three other famous Luftwaffe Aces, all holders of the Knight’s Cross, as their personal tribute to this famous Fighter Wing:
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves – 206 victories
Oberst HAJO HERMANN Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 9 victories
Leutnant HUGO BROCH Knights Cross – 81 victories
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB Knights Cross – 60 victories