Geschwaderkommodore, Major Adolf Galland, leads the Stab flight and elements of I/JG26 from Audembert airfield on an evening mission to the Thames Estuary in September 1940. Below, the 2nd Staffel begin to taxi their Me109E's to the take off positions and will soon join the rest of JG26. Building like thunder clouds over the Channel, their approach will be plotted by RAF Fighter Command's radar, and so another confrontation is guaranteed as the Battle of Britain moves towards its climax. Maintaining the reputation of JG26 as one of premier fighter units in the Luftwaffe , their commander , the Legendary Adolf Galland , recruited only the most experienced leaders to assist him , including Joachim Muncheberg , who flew as his wingman , Gerhard Schopfel and , here shown in his Me 109E with blue painted spinner , Rolf Pingel who flew with the Legion Condor in Spain. JG26 was one of the best performing German units in the Battle of Britain and Galland was one of the highest scoring Aces.
THE AUDEMBERT EDITION
Signed by the Artist Nicolas Trudgian and Battle of Britain Luftwaffe Aces,
Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Erich Rudorffer and Gunther Seeger.
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THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN EDITION
Signed by the artist Nicolas Trudgian, Gunther Rall, Hugo Dahmer, Hermann Neuhoff, Bruno Stolle, Gunter Seeger,
Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Erich Rudorffer and Otto Schultz