A formation of Junkers 88C-6s of V/KG40 rendezvous with a type VII U-Boat in the Bay of Biscay, autumn 1943.The Ju88s were posted to the Biscay area to provide air cover for the U-boats as they left their bases in France to hunt in the North Atlantic. The presence of these
large packs of 88's and indeed the destructive effect they were having upon Allied anti submarine aircraft, led the RAF to deploy more Beaufighter and Mosquito units to the area.Thus the stage was set for many little known but epic air battles where both sides suffered significant losses. By 1944, the remnants of V/KG40 were withdrawn to France only to suffer even more losses over the D-Day beaches.
Overall size: 19" x 32"
Available in the following editions
Signed by two Ju-88 pilots, four U-Boat Captains and a U-boat crew member.
Wilhelm Stahk - DkiG - Flew Ju88's with KG30
Manfred Rigel - Iron Cross - Flew Me110s with ZG76 and Ju88 with KG30
Gerd Kelbling - Knights Cross - Captain U-593
Jurgen Oesten - Knights Cross - Captain U-106 and U-861
Heinrich Schroeteler - Knights Cross - Captain U-667 and U-1023
Harald Gelhaus - Knights Cross - Captain U-107 and U-143
Wolfgang Pohl - Iron Cross - U-581
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