Messerschmitt Me109Gs of II./JG27, sporting “Defence of the Reich” markings, returning to base at Fels am Wagram after the ferocious combat fought against overwhelming odds above Munich on the 19th July 1944. A P38 Lightning, one of 47 Allied aircraft brought down during the air fighting, lies crash-landed in the spectacular Bavarian countryside, testimony to the fact that this is still very much “Messerschmitt Country.”
This spectacular painting pays tribute to the courage and resolve of the Luftwaffe fighter pilots of World War Two, all of whom flew combat without respite, some surviving more than five years of continual air fighting to record thousands of combat missions.
Joining artist Nicolas Trudgian, each print is signed in pencil by three of the Luftwaffe’s top Me109 fighter Aces.
Oberleutnant SIEGFRIED BETHK
Oberleutnant GÜNTHER SEEGER
Oberleutnant ERNST SCHEUFELE
Each companion print – “Kings Cliffe Lightning”- is also signed by a famous P38 Ace:
Colonel DARRELL G. WELCH