Limited Edition of 275
Overall Print Size – 32¼” x 24″
Knight of the Reich
On the morning of 15 October 1943, as Bf109G’s from III./JG52 dive into attack a group of Russian fighters high over Zaporozhye in south-east Ukraine, their Kommandeur Hauptmann Günther Rall pounces on a Soviet La-5 to claim his 222nd victory.
During this one month period he shot down 40 aircraft and at the end of November 1943 had acheived 250 victories – at the time only the second Ace to do so after Walter Nowotny. By the time he was posted back to the West, Rall was well on the way to his final score of 275 victories, making him the third highest- scoring Ace in history. Had he not been wounded in action numerous times and forced to spend months in hospital, he might well have been the highest-scoring Ace of them all.
Signed by the Artist & Günther Rall