Hans Joachim Marseille - Bf 109F 2Z Trop

Hans Joachim Marseille in the Bf 109F-2Z Trop No. 14 of JG 27

Hans Joachim Marseille Bf 109F 2Z trop - Aviation art by Jerry CrandallHans Joachim Marseille Bf 109F 2Z trop © Jerry Crandall
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Hans Joachim Marseille Bf 109F 2Z trop - Luftfahrtkunst von Jerry CrandallHans Joachim Marseille Bf 109F 2Z trop © Jerry Crandall
Description
The aviation art print 'Hans Joachim Marseille' by Jerry Crandall depicts 'Jochen" Marseille in the Bf 109F-2Z trop No. 14 of JG 27. He was considered by some of his contemporaries to be the most talented pilot in the Luftwaffe. General Adolf Galland even referred to him as the 'unequaled virtuoso of all fighter pilots'. After a shaky beginning, enlisting at the age of 18 and with discipline problems, he achieved 7 victories in the Battle of Britain but was in turn shot down four times. In April 1941 he was sent to Africa to fly with I./JG 27. Marseille soon developed his shooting ability and in conjunction with his fearless flying became the 'Star of Africa'. With a reputation of being a rebel to military discipline and a ladies' man, plus his uncanny exploits as a fighter pilot, he became a national hero to the German people. His accomplishments have become legend. On 1st September 1942, he shot down 17 British fighters on three missions, 8 aircraft in 10 minutes. Many times he had multiple victories, eventually to become the most successful Luftwaffe pilot to fly against Western opponents. He was awarded Germany's highest honor, the Knight's Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds.

Limited Edition
  • 750 signed and numbered by the Artist
  • 50 Artist's Proofs signed by the Artist
 
(published 1987)
Overall Height ca.
51
cm
Image Height ca.
42
cm
Overall Width ca.
64.5
cm
Image Width ca.
55.5
cm