'PATROLLING THE KUBAN BRIDGEHEAD'
Original Pencil Drawing
One of the endless gruelling battles of the Eastern Front, the Kuban bridgehead was heavily defended by both the Luftwaffe and Soviet VVS and dogfights were common.
The most famous Luftwaffe Unit involved was JG52, which included Aces such as Barkhorn, Rall and Hartmann. Among the lesser-known pilots was Viktor Petermann who would cut his teeth in JG52 on the Eastern Front before flying the Me262 with JG7. In late 1943 he was severely wounded and lost his left arm. He continued to fly and fighter however and finished the war with 68 victories.
It was over the Kuban in 1943, however, that Petermann matured into a deadly fighter pilot. Nicolas Trudgian has depicted Petermann's 'Black 8' patrolling the skies looking for enemy aircraft.
The Drawing paper measures 11.5 x 8 Inches and is Signed by Artist Nicolas Trudgian and:-
Oberleutnant Viktor PETERMANN - Knights Cross
A very rare piece.