Messershmitt Me109's of JG-2 fly close escort as the German capital ships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen, accompanied by a naval flotilla, round the tip of the Cherbourg Peninsula at dawn, February 12th 1942.
General Adolf Galland planned and executed this epic mission when the German Battleships escaped from Brest Harbor into The English Channel. This mission contributed to his promotion to the head of all the Luftwaffe day forces and night forces He became Germany's youngest General - at the age of 29 years.
Image size: 16" x 24"
Giclée Folio proof
Giclee on canvas - signed by the artist. - (ships rolled)