Flying out of Wels in Austria, II/ZG 1, the Wasp Wing as it was known, was a veteran Luftwaffe unit of the Eastern front and the only surviving unit operational on the Me110. When in June 1944 Wasps participated in the attack against U.S. bombers headed for the city of Budapest, it was the last time the Me110 was flown into battle in daylight. Here P-47’s of the famous Checkertails on escort duty, suddenly and ferociously attack two Me 11O’s of the Wasps.
Each print has been signed by the artist as well as three Me110 pilots of ZG-1 and three P-47 pilots of the 325th FG
Major ROLF HERMICHEN – Knights Cross / 64 victories
Hauptmann HERBERT KUTSCHA – Knights Cross / 47 victories
Hauptmann JOHANNES LUTTER – Knights Cross / 12 victories
Colonel HERSCHEL “HERKY” GREEN – DSC, DFC / 18 victories
Lieutenant LEWIS “W.” CHICK JR – DFC / 6 victories
Major ROBERT M. BARKEY – DFC / 5 victories