The Warrior and the Wolfpack by John Shaw – Framed

$895.00

An iconic edition paying tribute to some of the great Aces of WWII
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Framed Collectors Piece $895.00 With four signatures and two companion prints
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On May 12, 1944 during homeland defense operations, Major Günther Rall, commanding Me109s from JG11, attacked a group of U.S. P-47 Thunderbolts of the 56th Fighter Group – Zemke’s Wolfpack – nearly downing its famed leader, “Hub” Zemke. Shortly thereafter, Rall found himself trapped in a formation of “Jugs,” employing for the first time an aerial strategy developed by their brilliant group leader, known as the “Zemke Fan.” Outnumbered and outgunned by four Wolfpack P-47s, it was only by his extraordinary skill and experience that Rall managed to escape disaster, losing his left thumb in the process.

By the war’s end, Günther Rall had achieved a remarkable 275 air victories, making him the 3rd-highest scoring ace in history. After the war, this legendary pilot would not only become close friends with Zemke and many of the Wolfpack pilots, but he would also come to consider the U.S. his second home, even playing a large role in the U.S. Air Force’s F-104 program.

This Gallery Edition copy of Warrior and the Wolfpack is individually numbered and signed by the artist John Shaw and issued with two unframed companion prints:  A pencil portrait of Günther Rall and The Final Battle pencil print, reproduced from John’s original working drawing of Warrior and the Wolfpack (both pictured above).

THE FRAMING

The main print is framed and conservation matted to include museum quality reproduction wings and the additional original autographs of two Wolfpack Aces and two JG-11 Aces.

Colonel FRANCIS “GABBY” GABRESKI
56th FG, 61st FS, top USA ace of the European Theater – 34½ victories (28 WWII & 6½ in Korea)

Colonel HUB ZEMKE
Commander of the 56th FG, the top scoring P-47 Group of the War – 17 ¾ victories

Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords
The 3rd Highest scoring fighter ace in history (275 victories).  Flew with JG-52, 11, 300 and retired at rank of General in NATO

Oberst ADOLF DICKFELD Knights Cross with Oak Leaves
Flew with JG-52, 11, 2, and was with Rall on the date of this fateful mission – 136 victories

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Media

Overall Size Framed

Approx 42 x 32 inches

Print Image Size

30 x 15 ½ inches

Release Date

2001

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