HANS JOACHIM MARSEILLE Bf 109F-2Z Trop
Image size 16 1/2″ X 22″ with margins; 20′ X 25 1/2″ overall
Limited edition of 750 s/n prints with 50 Artist’s Proofs.
The Painting: “Jochen” Marseille 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”. On 1 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.