Robert Taylor’s final painting in his 60th Anniversary trilogy features a scene from the attacks on the afternoon of September 7, 1940.
Led by Herbert Ihlefeld, Me109E’s of II/JG2 dive through the bomber formation giving chase to Hurricanes of 242 Squadron as Ju88s of KG30, having unloaded their bombs, head for home. One Ju88 has been hit and is already losing height, and will not return. Following behind He111s of KG53 try to keep formation as they fly through flak. The sky is alive with action.
A majestic painting by the world’s foremost aviation artist, depicting a moment from the defining day in the most significant air battle ever fought. Each print is signed by renowned Luftwaffe fighter Aces:
Oberst ADOLF DICKFELD KC WITH OAK LEAVES
Major ERICH RUDORFFER KC WITH OAK LEAVES AND SWORDS
Oberstleutnant ERNST-WILHELM REINERT KC WITH OAK LEAVES AND SWORDS
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL KC WITH OAK LEAVES AND SWORDS
Major HEINZ LANGE KC
Each Millennium Proof is signed by a total of fifteen Luftwaffe pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and two additional holders of the Knight’s Cross.
Oberleutnant SIEGFRIED BETHKE
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB KC
Hauptmann ALFRED GRISLAWSKI KC WITH OAK LEAVES
Oberleutnant HELMUT BENNEMANN KC
Unteroffizier RUDOLF MIESE
Oberst EDUARD NEUMANN GCIG
Leutnant EDMUND “PAULE” ROSSMANN KC
Oberleutnant GÜNTHER SEEGER KC
Oberleutnant HERBERT THOMAS
General HERBERT WEHNELT
Leutnant HERBERT KAISER KC
Hauptmann RUDOLF TRENKEL KC