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[Here are nine men of the German Air Force, just a few of the hundreds who, day by day, are carrying on the fight against England.  The nine German flyers together have flown more than two thousand times against the enemy and have shot down 112 opponents.]

Image ID: 3956102

[Here are nine men of the German Air Force, just a few of the hundreds who, day by day, are carrying on the fight agains... (1940)

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Image Title

:  [Here are nine men of the German Air Force, just a few of the hundreds who, day by day, are carrying on the fight against England. The nine German flyers together have flown more than two thousand times against the enemy and have shot down 112 opponents.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 303

Notes

: Picture caption: "Das sind neun Männer der deutschen Luftwaffe, nur ein paar von den Hunderten, die Tag für Tag den Kampf nach England tragen. Diese neun deutschen Flieger waren zusammen über 2000 mal am Feind und haben insgesamt 112 Gegner abgeschossen." Note 2.) The airplane is a Messerschmitt Me-109 fighter, used to escort German bombers on their attacks against England. Note the life jackets worn by the pilots in case they are shot down over the English channel. Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption

Original Source

: From Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper & Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.

Source

: Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942. / 1940

Source Description

: 220 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10.5 x 14.5 cm.

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1940

Digital ID

: 3956102

Record ID

: 2037859

Digital Item Published

: 4-1-2012

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