For the Allied air forces in the closing months of the war, the Luftwaffe still posed a serious threat. The 'Long Nose‘ Fw190D-9 was
perhaps the aircraft most feared.
While on patrol over Germany on the 19th March 1945, Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group based at Duxford, became emroiled in a frenzied dogfight during which they shot down no fewer than 12 Messerschmitts of IV/JG27.
However, as the Mustangs turned for home they were engaged by the FW190D-9s of IV/JG26. Four of the Mustangs were shot down, two of them by the German unit‘s commander, Oberleutnant Hans Dortenmann, flying his distinctive yellow-tailed ‚Black 1‘.
By the war‘s end Dortenmann was the leading Fw190D9 Ace with a total of 18 victories.
Overall size approx: 24¼" x 34¼"
Available in the following editions
Signed by three Fw190-D Aces (all Knights Cross holders)
Signed by eighteen Fw190-D Aces (all Knights Cross holders)
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