Me 262 - First Aerial Victory

Me 262 of Operational Test Unit 262, Lechfeld

Messerschmitt Me-262 operational test unit aviation art print by Friedl WuelfingMesserschmitt Me-262 © Friedl Wuelfing
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Edition
Messerschmitt Me-262 Erprobungskommando Luftfahrt-Kunstdruck von Friedl WuelfingMesserschmitt Me-262 © Friedl Wuelfing
Description

The aviation art print by Friedl Wuelfing shows the Me 262 'White 4' of the Operational Test Unit 262 from Lechfeld, Germany. It's pilot, Lieutenant 'Bubi' Alfred Schreiber, intercepts a De Havilland Mosquito PR Mk.XVI of 544th Squadron RAF near Munich and scores the first aerial victory of a jet airplane in aviation history on the 26th of July 1944. After receiving some hits, Flight Lieutenant A.E. Wall and his navigator A.S. Lobban barely escaped in a low-hanging cloud layer. As a result of the damage, the aircraft was unable to return to their home base RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, England. The crew headed for the nearest Allied airfield in northern Italy. In the following emergency landing at Fermo, the machine was destroyed.

Open Edition

  • unsigned
  • signed by the Artist
Overall Height ca.
48
cm
Image Height ca.
37,5
cm
Overall Width ca.
65
cm
Image Width ca.
56
cm