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[A new stroke is added. A German fighter pilot has the badges of 32 successful air battles affixed to the rudder of his machine. Each line a blow to England!]

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Title
[A new stroke is added. A German fighter pilot has the badges of 32 successful air battles affixed to the rudder of his machine. Each line a blow to England!]
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
Fighter planes
Victories
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German
Germany. Luftwaffe
Messerschmitt airplanes
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Picture caption: "Ein neuer Strich ist hinzugekommen. Ein deutscher Jagdflieger führt am Seitenruder seiner Maschine die Abzeichen von 32 erfolgreichen Luftkämpfen. Jeder Strich ein Hieb gegen England!"

Content : These simple "hash marks" on the airplane's tail (here a Messerschmitt Me-109) are in contrast to the enemy flags painted under the cockpit used by Allied pilots to keep track of their "kills".

Content : Title translates German picture caption

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
UUID: 1cc56500-c602-012f-033d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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[A new stroke is added. A German fighter pilot has the badges of 32 successful air battles affixed to the rudder of his machine. Each line a blow to England!]