JG53 Aces of 1940 Original Painting (NOW SOLD)


Just completed the latest Osprey book cover painting, this time for JG53 Aces of 1940. Around midday on 12th August 1940, Hptm Hans Karl Mayer of 1/JG53 bounced a section of Hurricanes from 145 Squadron just south of the Isle of Wight. In the ensuing combat all three Hurricanes were shot down, two by Mayer and one by his wingman Rühl. The RAF pilots, Wilhelm Pankratz, Josef Kwiecinski (both Polish) and John Harrison were all lost without trace in the Channel.
The original painting has just sold click on the image for more details.