Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian features Me109Fs of JG27 in North Africa during Rommel's advance towards Tobruk.
Nicolas Trudgian's painting Desert Victory recreates all the atmosphere of the North African desert war with a stunning portrayal of the Me109s of 3./JG-27. The wing is depicted being led by Staffelkapitan Gerhard Homuth as they escort Afrika Korps armour heading for the front line at Gazala, Libya, on February 21, 1942. Flying alongside Homuth, the great Luftwaffe Ace Joachim Marseille scored his 49th and 50th victories on this day, earning his Knight's Cross. Below, the crew of an SdKfz 10 light half-track stop to investigate a crashed P-40 Kittyhawk belonging to No 112 Squadron RAF, brought down during an earlier contest.
Each print in this unique edition is authenticated with the individual signatures of two top Luftwaffe Aces and an Afrika Korps gunner - all holders of the Knight's Cross:
Oberst EDUARD NEUMANN
Generalmajor FRIEDRICH KORNER
Leutnant GERHARD HALM.
Published in 1997 this print sold out some time ago and is becoming increasingly difficult to find. This copy is in mint condition and comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity.
Note: the 'Nicolas Trudgian' logo on the bottom right of the image does not appear on the actual print itself.
34 x 23 inches overall including borders.
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