"ERNST SCHEUFELE'S MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 G-14 AS"

BY JERRY CRANDALL

Autographed by Ernst Scheufele. Signed and numbered by the artist

L/E of 950

Size: 15" X 27"

Price: $75


In addition to the artist's signature, each print is co-autographed by the pilot Ernst Scheufele.

The Painting: Aircraft in the 780,000 number range began to have the distinctive small bulges on the lower cowling to accomodate the additional tubing required for the Daimler Benz 605 D engine. Although not fitted on these G-l4 AS machines, the 605 D was used in the G-10 and K series aircraft.

The black/white/black Reich defense bands were assigned to JG 4 for identification purposes. The shamrock unit badge was carried over when II./JG 5 was re-organized into IV./JG 4 and was used on some aircraft.

This machine was flown by Oberleutnant Ernst Scheufele, Staffelkapitän of 14./JG 4 on 3 Decernber 1944. He was brought down by American ground fire and taken prisoner near Aachen Germany. This was his back-up aircraft as his 'black 13' G-14 as was out of service this day.

Scheufele originally flew with the Navy in JG 5 based in Norway. Flying both Bf 109's and Fw 190's, he achieved 18 victories including 3 bombers and 2 P-51 Mustangs.