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Military Aviation Art

During late 1944 the Luftwaffe introduced the jet fighter, a sensational revolution in aviation technology. In their mission debriefings, allied fighter pilots reported encounters, or even gunfights, with very fast German aeroplanes of unusual design, without propellers, these were usually Me262's.
The scene depicted here is high above the Tyrolean Alps, where at the beginning of the winter of 1944/45 aircraft of the 15th Air Force often clashed with Me 262's.
A 94th FS P38 Lightning and Me 262's of EKdo Lechfeld have passed one another in a high-speed, head-on encounter, and are about to turn into the ensuing aerial battle. The Jagdfieber (hunting fever), has taken possession of the participants. 

Each print is signed by three P 38 pilots of the US Army Air Force:  Col. Richard E. Willsie, Col. Francis H. Harris, 
Lt. Col. Edwin C. Baquet, and three Me 262 pilots of the Luftwaffe:  Maj. Erich Rudorffer, Lt. Hermann Buchner and 1st Lt. Walter Schuck.

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