1st Lt. Walter Schuck was assigned to Jagdgeschwader 5 (Fighter Wing 5) in January, 1942, and was credited with 198 air-to-air victories while flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (specifications) on the Eastern Front. In March, 1945, he was assigned to Jagdgeschwader 7, and flew “Gelbe Eins” (Yellow 1), a Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a (specifications). He was credited with eight more victories while flying the Me 262 A-1a over Germany, making him an ace in two different aircraft. He flew over 500 combat missions and was credited with a total of 206 air-to-air victories, making him the 12th highest ace of all time. He received the Knight’s Cross in April, 1944, for his 84th victory, and five months later, was awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross for his 171st victory.
This special German limited edition print depicts the Me 262 A-1a “Gelbe Eins” (Yellow 1), the fighter wing logo for Jagdgeschwader 7, the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub (Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves), and the Flugzeugfuhrerabzeichen (Pilot’s Badge). On Tuesday, May 24, 2005, Walter Schuck signed the original painting and prints in Oceanside, California. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Original Painting 8.5" x 11" - Acrylic on Illustration Board
|10 Signature Edition hand-signed and numbered prints|
|1 Artist Proof (13" x 19")|
|1st Lieutenant Walter Schuck signed prints and the original painting|
|Walter Schuck is a member of our Rogue's Gallery|
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