JG-52: the name alone brought terror into the hearts of the Red Air Force pilots. By the end of the war the Luftwaffe’s most successful Geschwader had claimed over 10,000 victories, and from within its ranks emerged the top three scoring Aces in the history of air combat; Gerhard Barkhorn, Gunther Rall and, of course, the highest scorer of them all – Erich Hartmann.
One of the few Luftwaffe units to fly the Bf109 exclusively throughout the war, JG-52 spawned some of the most talented fighter pilots to take to the sky, honing their skills as they were joined by older, more experienced Aces, legendary names such as Batz, Graf, Steinhoff, Hrabak, Krupinski and Obleser.
Robert Taylor’s legendary painting, JG-52, is widely recognized as one of the most iconic depictions of the Luftwaffe’s most famous fighter wing and the original print edition, published in 1986, was personally signed by many of those famous Aces and rightly commands high prices on the secondary market.
This Limited Edition print was personally signed by legendary Luftwaffe Fighter Aces from JG-52:
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN – Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds / 352 victories
Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND – Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. Swords & Diamonds / 104 victories
Generalleutnant WALTER KRUPINSKI – Knights Cross with Oak Leaves / 197 victories
Generalleutnant FRITZ OBLESER – Knights Cross / 120 victories
Generalmajor DIETRICH HRABAK – Knights Cross with Oak Leaves /125 victories
General JOHANNES “MACKY” STEINHOFF – Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords / 176 victories
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL– Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords /275 victories
THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS ON CANVAS
Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, each Canvas Proof is printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is fully authorized and personally signed by the artist, stamped on the back, hand numbered and titled.
Stretched canvas size: 36″ wide x 24″ high