THE ABBEVILLE BOYS - Framed Collector's Piece
In 1940 Adolf Galland took command of JG-26 and transformed the unit into an elite squadron and the Luftwaffe’s best known Fighter Wing. For the next two years they duelled daily over northern France with the very best of the RAF who nicknamed them the ‘Abbeville Boys’.
One of Robert’s most iconic pieces features the outstanding Galland leading a loose formation of Me109F’s at the height of their success during the Battle of Britain, as they thunder from their base in the Pas de Calais.
Originally published in the late-1980s, this incredibly RARE print is highly sought after on the Secondary Market so we’re delighted to have just ONE COPY available.
This special copy has been personally signed by Galland along with three other recipients of the Knight’s Cross, and expertly framed to full conservation standards to include an further eleven original autographs of Luftwaffe pilots and Aces who flew Me109s in combat during the Second World War PLUS a fragment of Me109 that crashed in East Sussex on 28 October 1940.
This completely unique collector’s piece features an incredible FIFTEEN original signatures who between them amassed a total of 1,278 victories:
- Generalleutnant Adolf Galland KC with Oak Leaves Swords and Diamonds
- Oberleutnant Walter Schuck KC with Oak Leaves
- Leutnant Hugo Broch KC
- Oberst Hajo Hermann KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Oberleutnant Adolf Glunz KC WITH OAK LEAVES
- Unteroffizier Ottomar Kruse IC
- Major Fritz Losigkeit KC
- Oberst Johannes Naumann KC
- Oberst Eduard Neumann GCiG
- Major Gerhard Schopfel KC
- Oberleutnant Otto Stammberger KC
- General Johannes 'Macky' Steinhoff KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Oberstleutnant Hugo Dahmer KC
- Oberst Herbert Ihlefeld KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Generalleutnant Günther Rall KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Framed Prints
- 39.75 x 32.5 inches
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