JG 54 Green Hearts
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 of JG 54 Green Hearts
The aviation art print 'JG 54 Green Hearts' depicts Major Hannes Trautloft in his Bf 109 F-4 leading a flight of JG 54 Green Hearts aircraft over Rijelbitzy Airfield in Russia in summer 1942. Of the several known Messerschmitt Bf 109's flown by Hannes Trautloft, this F-4 is the best photo documented machine. The 'Green Heart' symbolized the german 'Free State of Thuringia' and was painted on the machines in December 1941 by order of wing commander Trautloft.
- 950 numbered copies, signiert by the Artist, General Hannes Trautloft; Hans Ekkehard Bob, Squadron Leader 9./JG 54; Franz Eisenach, Squadron Leader 3./JG 54; Dietrich Hrabak, Wing Commader JG 54, Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG 54, later Squadron Leader 3./JG 54, und Gerhard Thyben, Squadron Leader 7./JG 54.
- 54 Artis's Proofs, signed as above.
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