Erich Hartmann Tribute Robert Taylor
Erich Hartmann Tribute Robert TaylorErich Hartmann Tribute Robert TaylorErich Hartmann Tribute Robert TaylorErich Hartmann Tribute Robert Taylor

Erich Hartmann Tribute by Robert Taylor

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Top-scoring Luftwaffe ace Erich Hartmann is depicted in his Me109G-4 in the spring of 1943 during the Kuban battle in Southern Russia – the Army Group commanded by Field Marshal Kleist – after Russian Sturmoviks have made a determined attack on a Panzer division.

Luftwaffe Me109s from JG-52 have beaten off the attack, and the German tanks are on the move again. In the foreground, the crew of a Russian Sturmovik evacuate their stricken aircraft, while overhead a jubilant Erich Hartmann and friends make a low pass to celebrate their victory.

This print is signed by artist Robert Taylor and Erich Hartmann, whose exploits and record of 352 enemy aircraft shot down earned him the coveted Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.