EISMEER PATROL – THE KRIEGSMARINE PORTFOLIO
by Anthony Saunders
On the morning of March 11th 1943, Fw 190s from IV./JG5 fly escort to the mighty battleship Tirpitz and a screening fleet of destroyers and torpedo boats as they begin a voyage north to Bogen Bay during Operation Rostock. Designed to evade the increasingly frequent British bombing raids, the Tirpitz joined an impressive German naval battle fleet gathering near Narvik. In this fleet, it posed a grave threat to Arctic convoys before its destruction on November 12th, 1944.
Overall Size: 26½” wide x 19¾” high
Each print has been signed by the artist along with one of the few survivors rescued from the upturned hull of the Tirpitz along with one of the last pilots to fly over the sinking vessel.
Leutnant Zur See WILLI VOLSING
Oberleutnant KURT SCHULZE