by Robert Taylor

Editions Edition Size US($) QTY
Limited edition 300 $350.00
Multi-signed limited edition $695.00
Matted limited edition Limited Availability Contact Us
The luftwaffe tribute edition 175 Limited Availability Contact Us
Artist proofs 75 Limited Availability Contact Us
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September 1940: The Battle of Britain reaches a crescendo as Me109s of the 1./JG52, their bright yellow noses glinting in the sun, gather speed and altitude as they form up after take-off from their base at Coquelles, near Calais.

Part of a series with HEIGHT AND SUN and OPENING SKY, this powerful edition pays tribute to the Luftwaffe pilots and aircrew who flew during WWII.

The Limited Edition

Every print has been personally signed by the artist together with three Luftwaffe Knight’s Cross fighter Aces who, between them, have a total 493 air combat victories:

  • Generalleutnant Günther Rall KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Leutnant Hugo Broch KC
  • Oberleutnant Walter Wolfrum KC

Multi-Signed Limited Edition

With all the signatures of the Limited Edition, this print has been multi-signed by high ranking Luftwaffe pilots to make it a NINE signature edition:

  • Oberleutnant Rolf Ebhardt
  • Feldwebel Heinz Radlauer IC
  • Obergefreiter Ernst Specht IC 1st Class
  • Hauptmann Karl-Fritz Schlossstein GCiG
  • Oberleutnant Walter Schuck KC with Oak Leaves
  • Hauptmann Günther Nordenholtz

Matted Limied Edition

With all signatures of the Limited Edition, our expert team have conservation mounted this FOUR signature collector'spiece to include the original autograph of an additional Luftwaffe fighter Aces bringing the total number of air combat victories up to 699:

  • Oberleutnant Walter Schuck KC with Oak Leaves

The Luftwaffe Tribute Edition

In addition to the three signatures of the Limited Edition, each copy of the Luftwaffe Tribute Edition has been individually signed by a further fifteen Luftwaffe fighter pilots, including nine holders of the Knight’s Cross, making a total of EIGHTEEN signatures in total.

  • Oberfeldwebel Erich Axthammer
  • Leutnant Helmut Ballewski IC
  • Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC
  • Unteroffizier Gustav Drees
  • Leutnant Norbert Hannig IC
  • Feldwebel Herbert Koller
  • Leutnant Wilhelm Noller KC
  • Hauptmann Günther Nordenholtz
  • Unteroffizier Johannes Oesterhelt
  • Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke KC
  • Unteroffizier Otfried Sahl
  • Oberleutnant Ernst Scheufele
  • Hauptmann Karl-Fritz Schlossstein GCiG
  • Oberleutnant Walter Schuck KC with Oak Leaves
  • Oberleutnant Günther Seeger KC

The Artist Proofs

The THIRTY-THREE signature Artist Proofs are issued together with all the components of the Limited edition, and are also matted to include the original signatures of some of the most prominent fighter Aces of the War, some of the Luftwaffe greatest name. This outstanding special edition is conservation matted and ready to frame and includes THIRTY THREE original signatures who amassed a staggering total of 2741 victories between them:

  • Generalleutnant Adolf Galland KC with Oak Leaves Swords and Diamonds
  • Hauptmann Alfred Grislawski KC with Oak Leaves
  • Generalmajor Dietrich Hrabak KC WITH OAK LEAVES
  • Oberst Herbert Ihlefeld KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Hauptmann Fritz Keller
  • Generalmajor Friedrich Körner
  • Generalleutnant Walter Krupinski KC with Oak Leaves
  • Major Fritz Losigkeit KC
  • Oberst Eduard Neumann GCiG
  • Oberstleutnant Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Major Erich Rudorffer KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Generalleutnant Fritz Obleser KC
  • General Johannes 'Macky' Steinhoff KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben
  • Generalleutnant Hannes Trautloft Knight's Cross
27 x 17 inches
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