Today we wanted to add some details for main part of the reward H - “Fighter Ace”.
It is an unique Aviation Art print on size 51 x 78 cm from Canadian author Robert Bailey. Original description of the artwork: “Dawn on a crisp February morning in 1945 at Brandenburg-Briest, Germany. Walter Schuck returns from a brief test flight in his Me 262 jet to discover that the airstrip is under attack by American fighters. Whilst Me 109's dive in to defend the base, P-51 Mustangs harass Schuck, as P-47 Thunderbolts bomb the hangars.
Limited edition of these prints was donated to the Museum by the author as a way of his help and also as our reward for assistance with some another Bailey´s prints.
Every print is numbered and signed by the author. Signatures of Luftwaffe veterans were added in 2004 during our reunion in Kovarska for the air battle anniversary. Two of German veterans flew the Me 262 with III./Jagdgeschwader 7 during WWII.
If you would like to know more about this artwork, or especailly compare our price to prices of various Aviation Art galleries, we can suggest to google search term „Bailey Dawn Intrusion“.
Robert Bailey (left) in our Mueum in 2003. On right is Petr Frank from our team.
Lt. Alfred Ambs archieved 7 aerial victories, al lof them flying the Me 262 jet.
His great friend from wartime, Uffz. Hellmut Detjens, also pilot of Me 262 got one confirmed victory. It was on 11th September 1944 as pilot of Bf 109G from JG 4 (so in the air battle dedicated by our Museum).
Alfred Ambs, Hellmut Detjens, Kovarska 2005
Basic School of Sgt. John C. Kluttz in Kovarska, 2004.
Uffz. Heribert Koller, Fw 190A pilot from 5./JG 54, achieved 49 confirmed victories during more than 350 operational flights.
Manfred Kudell, Fw 190 pilot from JG 1 and JG 4 was seriously burned during crash in last days of the war, during the Berlin operations.