Combat over the Reich

Robert Taylor


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Robert Taylor
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Combat over the Reich Robert Taylor

Approaching their target at the oil refinery at Zwickau, 60 miles south west of Dresden, the 452nd Bomb Group's B-17 Fortresses were bounced by 28 Me262 jets from JG-7. Screaming in from the six o'clock position, the jet pilots single out the 3rd division just as they began their bombing run. The B-17 Fortress crew, having lost part of the tailplane, desperately defend their unwieldy bomber against the determined high-speed fighters, by laying a wall of lead in the path of the Me262s. The Luftwaffe pilots will be lucky to escape unscathed.

In the distance, more Me262s are diving into the fray, but shortly, 8th Air Force fighters will storm into the arena. The Fortress crews will not be short of guardians on the return journey to England.

Signed by the artist and five Luftwaffe Aces who flew the Me262 during the final defense of Germany:

 

PRINT DETAILS

Date of Issue : 2000

Edition Size : 750 Signed and Numbered Prints.

Signatories : Oberst Hermann Buchner
Leutnant Viktor Petermann
Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert
Major Werner Roell
Major Erich Rudorffer

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall print size 35" x 24" Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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Edition Size - 750

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