|Ltn. d. r. Josef Mai|
|$35 Open Edition||Call 800-731-0060|
|Military Aviation Art
Leutnant der Reserve Josef Mai is perhaps best know as one of the three pilots who made up Jasta 5’s “Golden Triumvirate”. His contribution of 30 confirmed and 15 unconfirmed victories helped make Jasta 5 the third highest scoring German Jasta. Mai flew a variety of aircraft throughout the war including Albatros DV’s (one of which I depicted in my painting “The Golden Triumvirate”), Fokker Dr.1’s and Fokker DVIIs. I created this drawing from a photo of Mai taken in 1918. He is seen here standing in front of his famous black and white striped Fokker DVII.
Although Josef Mai was nominated for the Pour le Merite, the “Blue Max”, the war ended before he could receive the award. Mai survived the war and lived to the ripe old age of 94.
Printed on acid free stock with fade resistant inks, the print is signed by Russell Smith.