Whilst attacking a B-17 formation southeast of Berlin on April 10th 1945 Oberleutnant Walter Schuck, flying his Me262 with JG7, is caught in a surprise attack by the P-51 Mustang of Flt Lt Joseph Peterburs, flying with the 20th Fighter Group.
With his aircraft hit Schuck was forced to bail out, injuring both ankles upon landing, and the war ended before he recovered. Peterburs was himself brought down later that day while strafing an airfield.
After the war Joe and Walter met several times and in 2010 came together to sign these prints whilst at one of four events.
THE LIMITED EDITION
This graphite print is personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor and the two Fighter Pilots involved:
Colonel JOE PETERBURS – 2 victories
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK – Knights Cross with Oak Leaves / 206 victories