Hub zemke, rall, galland, krupinski and bob stanfordtuck. This new edition brings you robert taylors very latest and up to date work accompanied by informative text written with refreshing originality and sparkle. Link to robert shorty rankins report shot down 5 bf. Nov 30, 2006 part 1 of film showing the airlift of prisoners of war from stalag luft 1 in barth, germany on may, 1945. I was in industry and salem school, where my wife was a doctor, and i was in the organization. Gunther rall, the luftwaffes thirdranking ace with 275 victories. Hub zemke was a leader of this american fighter group and he developed this. Air combat paintings book volume iv usaaf edition by robert taylor the usaaf edition. Aviator gallery aviation art from some of the worlds. Colonel hubert hub zemke march 14, 1914 august 30, 1994 was a career officer in the united states air force, a fighter pilot in world war ii, and a leading united states army air forces ace. They met in battle on 12 may 12, 1944, a day that altered the course of wwii.
What has your life been like since your retirement. This wonderful new 128 page casebound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 70 images reproduced in full colour, supported by a. Shop our secure site with confidence if we offer it. The book chronicles ralls world war ii aerial dogfights on the eastern front. Air combat paintings book usaaf edition by robert taylor. So he had a personal relation to his target in the air. Hub zemke was a leader of this american fighter group and he developed. Willard johnson and lt col preston piper, causing zemke to escape by diving vertically, barrel rolling all the way. Hubert hub zemke and gunther rall were meeting to promote a print depicting rall being shot down and that they would like for him to join them annotators note. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read fighter aces of the luftwaffe in world war ii.
It was the first day that the 56th commanded by colonel hub zemke used the famous zemkes fan where the p47s sptread out. If these arent enough reasons to read about gunter rall, read. The point is that this is a book about an extraordinary man who fought nobly for his country as an aviator and leader. Hub zemke and francis gabreski included on this section.
This fourhour miniseries was produced over a two year period 20072009 and features the extended personal. I have read in many books that the allied soldiers were very keen of. As a lieutenant with the fighter squadron jg52, he scored his first airtoair victories in the battle of france, and later fought in the battle of britain after his unit moved to calais. Afterwards, he rose to the the occasion and became a postwar leader in most extraordinary ways.
Rall feels that it is important that young people know about world war 2 and see what comes out of war. Autographed by john shaw artist and gunther rall wwii ace pilot. How a german fighter ended up at a jewish reunion in 1948. The p47s were led by colonel hubert hub zemke, commander of the famous 56th fighter group. During a swirling dogfight that descended through clouds toward the valley floor below, gunther rall found himself with no path of escape from the closing american fighters.
It proved an unfortunate encounter when major gunther rall found himself the focus of four of the 56th. An american life by ronald reagan signed by ronald reagan and dated by reagan nov 4 1993 simon and schuster 1990 1st edition wet signed in the book. I am very close friends now with colonel hub zemke. General steinhoff and dieter hrabak were already preparing this. Gunther rall explains to jonathan glancey and tells him how it changed his life for ever. Aces on the western front pencil by robert taylor with gunther rall logbook.
Rall is a modest man who achieved greatness by his unwavering loyalty to his homeland, and his fellow pilots. Hub zemke the infamous 56th fighter group, commanded by col. This book was purchased from new by the seller and has spent almost all of its life stored on a book shelf, only. I would like to have had a beer with gunther rall as much as with hub zemke or. Gunther rall, colonel hub zemke, and colonel robert j. Me109 and p47 thunderbolt the infamous 56th fighter group, commanded by cot. The air combat paintings of robert taylor volume ii a signed. Hub zemke was the commander of the 56th fighter group, the deadliest fighter outfit in the eighth air force.
Once enemies, wwii fighter pilots reunited, saluted the. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq. Gunther rall was the third most successful fighter ace of all time with 275 victories in world war ii, mainly soviet fighters. This fourhour miniseries features the extended personal narratives of gunther rall, robert shorty.
Much has been written about gunther rall, one of the most extraordinary p. Vignettes of fighting aces of world war i, world war ii, korea, vietnam. In fact, hub zemke was his closest friend he had killed some of the men in ralls group and rall had killed his wingman. Hub zemke without a doubt hub zemke was both catalyst and driving force behind the 56th fighter group. The air combat paintings of robert taylor volume ii a. On may 12th, 1944 during homeland defense, major guenther rall commanding jg11 attacked and shot down two p47 thunderbolts of the 56th fighter group. The wa rrior and the wolfpack by john shaw this print comes with many extras as seen in the photos. Gunther rall 275 vics, hermann greiner 46 night vics, wolfgang falck. Link to robert shorty rankins report shot down 5 bf 109s and one was gunther rall. This book was purchased from new by the seller and has spent almost all of its life stored on a. A new home for an old glove national air and space museum. Rall, gunther the digital collections of the national wwii museum. Colonel hub zemke ace commander of zemke s wolfpack colonel don blakeslee. May 12, 2016 zemkes pilots were by far the most successful american fighter group in the european theatre, and zemke himself was known as a supreme tactician.
The 275 victory ace, gunther rall, visited finland in june 2003 and gave lectures about. Dvd missions that changed the war gunther rall germanys last. Up next we have a limited edition signed print 918 titled a pack of trouble by ross buckland. Air combat painting book volume 2 by robert taylor. The ensuing dogfight saw both zemkes wingmen shot down by rall himself. Air combat painting book volume 2 by robert taylor aviation. P47 thunderbolts of the 56th fighter group, nearly downing its famed leader, a. Kurt bratz is a german historian who published gunther ralls autobiographical my log book.
The final battle signed by john shaw and gunther rall wwii. The second part of the book looks at his paintings. At plane junkie we offer the finest aviation art, gifts, collectibles, apparel, and decor anywhere. He finished world war ii as the thirdhighestscoring fighter ace of all time with 275 aerial victories. He was given the oak leaves to his knights cross of the iron cross by adolf hitler personally. I would like to have had a beer with gunther rall as much as with hub zemke or johnny johnson. Rall suddenly discovered he was targeted by four p47s from hub zemke s elite 56th fighter group of the u. Great book signed by 26 aces including kit carson, saburo sakai, hub zemke. Clean condition overall but unfortunately a couple of kinks in the image area so probably only of value for the signatures. Robert taylor voume one limited edition rare aviation art book. Bud anderson wrote the forward for ralls book, my logbook.
Aug 24, 2007 near north of frankfurt we got in contact with a p47 group. Gunther rall was one of the highestscoring fighter aces in germany. This rare and hard to find book is signed by adolf galland dated 1986, gunther rall and the. Find great deals on ebay for gunther rall and gunther rall book. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Gunther rall is one of the highestscoring fighter aces in germany. Top fighter aces, themselves fans of roberts paintings, also contribute features for the book. Hub zemke is the commander of the 56th fighter group, the deadliest fighter outfit in the eighth air force. This book gives good insight into the politics surrounding life in the german air force, both during the nazi regime and during nato.
Gay flew in the doomed torpedo squadron 8 off the uss hornet during the battle of midway. Finally within firing range, two bursts of fire from a p47 hit rall s aircraft. Firearm discussion and resources from ar15, ak47, handguns and more. Rall wanted to become a fighter pilot and due to the results of his flight. Dec 30, 2004 what was one of germanys top fighter aces doing at a jewish reunion in london during christmas 1948. A somewhat shaken zemke headed for home, escaping another formation of bf109s en route. What gunther rall said about spitfire vs 109 forums. Germanys top ace at the start of wwii and lutzow annotators note.
The first part of the book is a detailed chronicle of robert taylors life and artistic career, generously illustrated with plenty of pencil sketches. Shop from the worlds largest selection and best deals for other art. Dvd missions that changed the war gunther rall germanys. Commander, luftwaffe daynight fighters colonel erich hartmann highest scoring fighter ace in history general gunther rall third highest scoring ace of all time. The air combat paintings of robert taylor by charles walker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Oct 08, 2009 gunther rall had originally joined the wehrmacht, the german army, in 1936, but switched to the luftwaffe and learned to fly two years later. That long weekend is still the alltime highlight of my life as an aviation historian zemke and rall really were good. They will meet in battle on 12 may 1944, a day that will alter the course of the war. Colonel hubert hub zemke march 14, 1914 august 30, 1994 was a career officer in the. Hub zemke and known as zemke s wolfpack, could offer a serious challenge to any luftwaffe fighter who rose to fly against them. Aviator gallery aviation art from some of the worlds most. Find great deals on ebay for gunther rall and erich hartmann. Hub zemke was a leader of this american fighter group and he developed this tactics to cover a wide air space with wolf pack. Fighter aces of the luftwaffe in world war ii by philip. Oct 16, 2015 a question was asked on another forum that got me to thinking. Gunther rall, the third most successful wartime fighter pilot after barkhorn and hartmann was born today one hundred and one years ago.
The scene depicts p47s of the 56th fighter group in hot pursuit of gunther rall in his me109 in the fateful mission over germany on may 12, 1944. I had met gunther rall at the oshkosh wi air show in august of 1994, sharing the same tent with gabby gabreski, the leading american ace in the european theater during wwii. Gunther rall served on the eastern and western fronts, rising to the rank of major and commanding fighter groups and entire squadrons. Fighter aces of the luftwaffe in world war ii ebook written by philip kaplan. A pack of trouble by ross buckland gunther rall up next we have a limited edition signed print 918 titled a pack of trouble by ross buckland. From that meeting, a close friendship developed between rall, hub zemke, zemkes 2nd lieutenant robert shortie rankin, and other u.
But if that damaged glove belonged to luftwaffe pilot gunther rall. Zemke s pilots were by far the most successful american fighter group in the european theatre, and zemke himself was known as a supreme tactician. The warrior and the wolfpack by john shaw w special. Luftwaffe ace and nato general by jill amadio 20021128 by jill amadio isbn. Injured and with his me109 damaged, rall managed to pull into a half loop and bail out. Rall was the third most successful fighter pilot in aviation history, behind gerhard barkhorn, who is second, and erich hartmann, who is first rall was born in gaggenau, the german empire, in march 1918. The first part is dedicated to a description by nicolas of how he became an aviation artist and some of his experiences along the way. From that meeting, a close friendship developed between rall, hub zemke, zemke s 2nd lieutenant robert shortie rankin, and. Whatever was it rall considered or assessed to agree to have such painting as the cover, it is most likely it was the consequence of what i do call the psychology of the defeated. Gunther rall survived hitler as well as the breakup of germany and the joining of nato. If you like reading about wwii aviation, this book is a great account of the triumphs and disappointments of a german ace who had no illusions about hitlers warped plans for taking over all of europe. For rall, a war is not a solution of political problems. Gunther rall 10 march 1918 4 october 2009 was a highly decorated german military aviator, officer and general, whose military career spanned nearly forty years.
The highest scoring usaaf fighter unit of the eto, they accounted for some 665. Rall was the third most successful fighter pilot in aviation history, behind gerhard barkhorn, who is second, and erich hartmann, who is first. Robert taylor voume one limited edition aviation art books. Initial concept sketch for the painting entitled warrior and the wolfpack originally titled the final battle. Gunther rall foreword and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Hunters of the reich by williams, david with a foreword by gunther rall and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The body of the book is a gallery of some 38 paintings with descriptions by the artist. The digital collections of the national wwii museum. Depicting the 35th victory of the legendary gunther rall the third highest scoring ace in history. General jimmy doolittle praised zemke as his greatest fighter group commander. This book has the lavish coffee table style we have come to expect from military gallery publications.
This fourhour miniseries features the extended personal narratives of gunther rall, robert shorty rankin, hub zemke, jr. Print is 18 x 24 overall and is signed by the artis and hub zemke. Bargain aviation art prints by robert taylor and others. At plane junkie we speak airplane decorating an office, a childs bedroom or searching for that special aviation themed gift. If these arent enough reasons to read about gunter rall, read the book because it provides learned insights into wwii from the german perspective, especially regarding the eastern front. It proved an unfortunate encounter when major gunther rall found himself the focus of four of the 56ths p47s. First off, im so grateful that the bayerische staatsbibliothek agreed to loan their copy to my library.1396 1357 1519 63 245 1285 314 695 786 79 1412 1436 825 751 680 2 611 381 67 507 355 1044 29 1503 358 484 458 1341 955 86 882 274 500 1258 439 10 80 1047 969