Mark Postlethwaite





Kameraden Mark Postlethwaite

Junkers Ju 88s of KG40 flying low over a U-Boat.

The Junkers Ju 88 was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft and became one of the Luftwaffe's most versatile planes of World War Two. The Junkers Ju88 was used as a bomber, close-support aircraft, night-fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, Heavy fighter, and even as a giant flying bomb in the Mistel project. Despite its protracted development, the aircraft became one of the Luftwaffe's most crucial assets. There were 15,000 Ju 88s built during World War Two.



The Signed and Numbered Edition

The Edition is signed by the Artist Mark Postlethwaite and countersigned by Two Junkers Ju 88 veterans and Two U-Boat Captains.

The signatories

GERD KELBLING , Knight's Cross.
Secretly trained as a Naval pilot (1933). Active service: Captain M89 (Minesweeper - sunk July 1940); Captain M6 (Korvett) Captain U-Boat 593 ('Thistle'). Final rank: Lieutenant Commander. Author of "The Chronicle of U-593"

JURGEN OESTEN , Knight's Cross.
Active service: Captain U-Boats 61, 106 and 861. Final rank: 'Korvettenkapitan'.

Oberstleutnant Wilhelm 'Peter' STAHL, German Cross in Gold.
He flew Junkers 88s with KG 30 'Diving Eagle' and served also with KG 200, deployed on clandestine operations, flying over France, Britain, the Atlantic, Russia, the Mediterranean and North Africa. Author of several books including "The Diving Eagle", "KG 200 - The True Story" and a book on gliding which was to become his passion in the post-war years.

RIEGEL Hauptmann Manfred, Iron Cross (First Class).
He served initially with JG 132 'Richthofen', then JG 141. He went on to become Adjutant of ZG 76 Zerstorerstaffel which was equipped with the ME110 'Destroyer'. He later flew Junkers 88s with KG 30 and was awarded the Narvik Badge. He also served with NJG 2 and as Adjutant with NJG 1.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 32" x 19" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

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Signed and Numbered Print
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