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Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed. Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer.

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Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed.  Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer.]

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Title
Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed. Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942.

1940

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Gun turrets
Flight crews
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German
Germany. Luftwaffe
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Bombers -- German
Heinkel airplanes
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: A really good close-up view of a Heinkel He-111 bomber, showing the glassed-in nose with the bombardier/nose gunner crouching in front and the pilot's and co-pilot's positions behind him. Ironically, the Commodore of the "Lion" squadron's name translates as "fox".
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Content: Picture caption: "Von dieser Luftwaffe kannten die Englander am besten das Löwengeschwader, dessen Angriffe immer von Erfolg waren. Oberst Fuchs, der Commodore dieses Geschwaders, erhielt vom Führer das Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes."
Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0a336d50-c602-012f-ba75-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed. Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5cc-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed. Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5cc-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed. Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5cc-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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Best-known to the English from the German Air Force is the "Lion" Squadron, whose attacks always succeed.  Colonel Fuchs, the squadron Commodore, received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross from the Führer.