A Soviet Yak 3 hurtles towards us in a typically daring head-on attack on a Bf109. Other Yaks wheel and turn frantically in search of the enemy. Casualties on both sides are evident. Away into the distant horizon stretches a vast Russian sky, painted in Robert’s inimitable style: soon all will be quiet again until the next ferocious encounter.
Each print is individually signed by SIX fighter Aces of the Russian Front having flown between them over 3316 missions, achieving 547 air victories. Joining two top Russian Aces, both Heroes of the Soviet Union, and two leading Luftwaffe Aces, are two highly decorated fighter Aces from the legendary Free French Normandie-Niemen Squadron.
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 275 victories
General JOHANNES “MACKY” STEINHOFF Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords -178 victories
Lieutenant General ARSENY VASILYEVITCH VOROZHEIKIN Hero of Soviet Union – 52 victories
Major General KONSTANTIN MIKHAILOVITCH TRESHYOV Hero of Soviet Union – 28 victories
Lieutenant JACQUES DE SAINT PHALLE (Normandie-Niemen Squadron)
General JOSEPH RISSO (Normandie-Niemen Squadron) – 11 victories
THE PUBLISHER PROOFS
Limited to just 50 copies this Fourteen Signature special edition is issued with the companion pencil print “Squadron Normandie Niemen Scramble’ which is additionally signed by a further eight Pilots who flew with the Normandie-Niemen Squadron: