ME109s fly over an enormous panorama of the Russian Steppe during WWII. The enormity of the battlefield on the Eastern Front was staggering in its vastness, stretching, as it did, nearly two thousand miles from frozen wastelands of the Arctic in the north, to the Black Sea in the south.
Over this hostile, formidable territory fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe flew more combat missions and shot down more enemy aircraft than any other group of fighter pilots in the entire history of aerial combat. Many of the top aces were in battle from the Spanish Civil War in 1938 until the fall of Germany in 1945. They flew continuously day after day, sometimes in the most appalling weather conditions, until they were shot down or wounded.
Graeme Lothians evocative print pays tribute to the Fighter Aces of the Eastern Front. In the background is the enormous panorama of the Russian Steppe. Gunther Rall is seen leading his pilots over enemy territory.
Each print in this historic edition was hand-signed by the Artist as well as the following Luftwaffe Fighter Aces:
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – JG-54/ 275 victories
Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM Knights Cross – JG-52 / 137 victories
Generalleutnant WALTER KRUPINSKI Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves – JG-52, JV-44 / 197 victories
Leutnant PETER DÜTTMANN Knights Cross – JG-52 / 152 victories