Day Of The Fighters Nicolas Trudgian
Day Of The Fighters Nicolas TrudgianDay Of The Fighters Nicolas TrudgianDay Of The Fighters Nicolas Trudgian

Day Of The Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian

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The pilots of 1 Gruppe JG-1 were up early on August 17, 1943, it was clear to the German interceptor fighter groups stationed in Holland that this was going to be no ordinary day.

Shortly after 0930 a force of some 375 B-17s and B-24s, heavily escorted by fighters, started crossing the Dutch coast south of the Scheldt estuary, their destination Schweinfurt and Regensburg.

It was the start of a day of incessant aerial combat which raged all the way across Holland, Belgium and Germany, and all the way back to the coast again as the Americans returned to England. It was one of
the longest air-to-air battles of the war and became known by the Luftwaffe as the “Day of the Fighters”.

This stunning painting depicts Fw190s of I Staffel, number I Gruppe JG-1, as they return from the final mission on August 17,1943. Low on fuel, but high on adrenaline, the Fw190 pilots hedgehop along a canal, low over a stunningly painted Dutch landscape

Each print individually signed by top Fw190 Aces:

ADOLF GLUNZ
ALFRED GRISLAWSKI
GERHARD SCHOPFEL