The Tirpitz 11 March 1943
On the morning of 11 March 1943, Fw190s from IV./JG5 took off from their base to escort the mighty battleship Tirpitz and a screening fleet of escort destroyers and torpedo boats, at the start of a voyage north to Bogen Bay during Operation Rostock. Intended to escape the increasingly frequent British bombing raids, Tirpitz would join an impressive German naval battle fleet gathering near Narvik.
Available individually or as a matching numbered pair with BREAKOUT as part of The Kriegsmarine Portfolio featuring two of the most legendary German battleships of World War II.
Each print in every edition has been hand numbered and signed by artist as well as one of the few survivors rescued from the upturned hull of this battleship along with one of the last pilots to fly over the sinking vessel:
Leutnant Zur See WILLIBALD VÖLSING
Oberleutnant KURT SCHULZE