A sparkling image of the aerial war high over the crystal Alps of Europe. Above the dazzling white Alps on the 18th July 1944, a large formation of B-17Gs from the 483rd Bomb Group, 15th Air force, flew from their base in Italy over the beautiful, but hostile, mountains to their target in south eastern Germany. Suddenly, out of the azure sky, they were intercepted by a determined force of Fw190A-8 ‘Sturmbocke’ of IV.(Sturm)/JG3 ‘Udet’. Despite the brave efforts of the American escort fighters no fewer than fourteen of the B17s were shot down in a devastating attack that lasted just fifteen minutes.
This memorable piece has been signed by the artist and TWO high-scoring Luftwaffe pilots who flew the Fw190 in combat:
- Major Erich Rudorffer KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Leutnant Hugo Broch KC
- 35.5 x 25.5 inches
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