JG 54 Green Hearts


JG 54 Green Hearts. In addition to the artist’s signature, each print is co-autographed by six leading JG 54 Luftwaffe pilots:

General Hannes Trautloft, Father of the Green Hearts

Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Franz Eisenach, Dietrich Hrabak, Fritz Tegtmeier and Gerhard Thyben

Pictured, Hrabak, Jerry Crandall and Trautloft

SKU: JG 54 GH Category:



Image size 19 1/2″ X 27″ with margins; 22 3/4″ X 30″ overall.

In addition to the artist’s signature, each print is co-autographed by General Hannes Trautloft, the father of the JG 54 Green Hearts; Hans Ekkehard Bob, Staffelkapitän 9./JG 54; Franz Eisenach, Staffelkapitän 3./JG 54; Dietrich Hrabak, Kommodore JG 54, Fritz Tegtmeier l./JG 54, later Staffelkapitän 3./JG 54, and Gerhard Thyben, Staffelkapitän 7./JG 54.

The painting: Major Hannes Trautloft in his Bf 109 F-4 leads a flight of JG 54 Green Hearts aircraft over Rijelbitzy Airfield in Russia, summer 1942. Of the several known Messerschmitt Bf l09’s used by Hannes Trautloft, this F-4 is the best photo documented machine. Color photos exist of an earlier F-2 with the all-yellow cowling and the single command chevron that he used during 1941. This F-4 flown by Trautloft during the Summer of 1942, features the armored windshield, the double command chevron with a short pointed bar and a long bar behind the cross. The large Green Heart emblem has a different arrangement of the Gruppen badges than other Trautloft aircraft. The white spinner has a 1/3 segment in black/green with 2 white rings. JG 54 was known for its non- standard camouflage schemes. This F-4 appears to have been painted in black-green/dark- green finish with yellow under cowling and under wing tips but does not have a yellow fuselage band.


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Weight 3 lbs


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