BERLIN BOAR FIGHT – THE NIGHT SKIES OVER THE REICH PORTFOLIO
by Anthony Saunders
On the night of 23/24 August 1943, a lone Fw 190 of the Luftwaffe’s crack unit JG300 Wilde Sau, defiantly engages a force of RAF Lancasters in the heavily defended, flak-torn skies over Berlin. With the heavy bombers illuminated by bursting flak and the fires of the burning city below, the Luftwaffe pilot engages his target, just one of over 700 RAF long-range bombers thrown into the assault that night.
Depicting the full drama of this massive raid, Anthony Saunders’ powerful painting – Berlin Boar Fight – is a masterful interpretation of events that night, created with extra authenticity of first hand reports from some of those who took part.
Each print has been individually signed by a further two RAF Bomber Command veterans who flew Lancasters on night time bombing raids over Germany along with one of the Luftwaffe’s most respected night fighter Aces:
Warrant Officer REG WHITE
Rear Gunner with 460 Sqn, was shot down on a Berlin raid and taken PoW.
Flight Lieutenant ERIC HOOKINGS
Pilot with 619 Sqn, shot down by Fw 190 night-fighter and taken PoW.
Oberleutnant ROLF EBHARDT Iron Cross
Flew Fw 190 and Me 110 Night Fighters, scoring 8 victories.
Image size is 26.5″ x 19.625″.