By mid August 1940, the Battle of Britain had reached its most crucial stage. The all-powerful Luftwaffe was inflicting huge losses on RAF Fighter Command, many of its young and inexperienced pilots becoming easy victims of the battle-hardened German Aces. The contest was desperate. Air supremacy was vital.
Each day, weather permitting, armadas of German fighters and bombers set forth across the Channel; the great aerial battles continuing from dawn until dusk. By September, I./JG2 Richthofen was under the command of the brilliant Helmut Wick. Leading the famous wing, Wick was the top-scoring Luftwaffe Ace in the Battle of Britain with 56 victories.
Nicolas Trudgian's dramatic new limited edition depicts Wick, with Gunther Seeger off his starboard wing, leading the Me109s of I./JG2 out on a mission in September 1940. Heinkel 111 bombers of the Kampfgeschwadern are assembling for another raid on England. A Blenheim of No 2 Group has force-landed on the beach, testimony to Bomber Command's contribution to the historic battle. A masterful portrayal of aerial warfare.
OVERALL SIZE 27" WIDE X 18" HIGH
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