The Messerschmitt was used in the mix of Rhubarbs - two or three-plane, low-level incursions to attack enemy bases and installations - and large fighter sweeps aimed to entice the Luftwaffe up for a fight, kept the German fighter pilots busy throughout the summer. All through 1941 great air battles raged all along the Channel Front. Robert Taylor's comprehensive new work Eagles on the Channel Front, the fourth and final print in his widely acclaimed "Wings of the Luftwaffe" series, recreates a scene in northern France in the late autumn of 1941. Having just returned to their temporary airstrip in the region of St. Omer, Luftwaffe Messerschmitt pilots of JG-26 excitedly debrief their recent encounter with Spitfires and Hurricanes, fought high over the Channel coast.
A gleaming new Messerschmitt is discreetly parked under trees on the edge the airfield, providing some cover from low-level surprise attacks. While ground crews busily prepare a Messerschmitt for another mission, a group of the exciting new Fw190A fighters taxi out. The scenario will continue right into winter. In his inimitable style, and with inordinate skill, Robert Taylor manages to evoke the heady atmosphere of a German front line airfield on the Channel Front in 1941. With the entire edition signed by Luftwaffe Aces who flew the great air battles of WWII, this wonderfully atmospheric image provides aviation art connoisseurs with a truly remarkable and valuable collector print. Each print is signed by the following Luftwaffe Aces: Oberfeldwebel Heinz Marquardt, Oberst Johannes Naumann, Oberleutnant Erhard Nippa, Major Gerhard Schoopfel, Oberleutnant Gunter Seeger, Generalleutnant Adolf Galland.
Overall Print Size: 36" wide x 24" high