Summer 1940: It’s been another rough day for the seasoned pilots of JG-26 Schlageter. Once again they have flown out of their base at Abbeville in northern France to escort the massed bombers of the Luftwaffe against the RAF’s fighter airfields of southern England; and once again they have been locked in combat with the Spitfires and Hurricanes of RAF Fighter Command.
The Battle of Britain is reaching its climax and, for the first time, the Luftwaffe tastes defeat.
This compelling piece brings to life a typical cameo from those long and arduous aerial contests; a Me109 from JG-26 has taken a hit during the fighting, the engine is overheating, and beginning to trail smoke. But the Squadron Commander, the legendary Adolf Galland, closes in to escort the stricken fighter back across the Channel.
Released as part of The Battle of Britain Portfolio, this is available both individually or as part of a pair with HIGH SUMMER.
Each print in every edition has been hand numbered and signed by the artists along with two Luftwaffe Knight’s Cross holders who fought in the Battle of Britain:
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL KC WITH OAK LEAVES AND SWORDS
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB KC