Flying his Messerschmitt Me109G6, Major Günther Rall, Group Commander of II./JG11 with over 200 air victories already to his credit, clashes with a P-47 Thunderbolt of the 63rd Sqn, 56th Fighter Group high over the Rhine south of Koblenz, May 12, 1944.
Led by Colonel Hub Zemke, the 56th Fighter Group played advance guard to a deep penetration bomber raid to central Germany. As his forty eight P-47 Thunderbolts arrived to sweep the sky around the Koblenz –Frankfurt area, the Me109s of II./JG11 pounced from a 5000 feet height advantage.
Simon Atack’s high-impact painting depicts Major Günther Rall bringing down Hub Zemke’s wingman, the first of two victories he claimed before himself being brought down by 56th Fighter Group P-47s later in the combat. Günther Rall returned to combat flying, commanding JG300 until the end of hostilities by which time, with 275 air victories, he became the third highest scoring Ace in history.
This powerful print is individually signed by Generalleutnant Günther Rall, the third highest scoring Ace in history with 275 victories.
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords
Published in 2003 this outstanding print is signed by one of the most prominent Luftwaffe Aces in history and is the perfect collector’s item for aviation enthusiasts and autograph hunters alike.
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