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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!]

Image ID: 3975623

[A new stroke is added. A German fighter pilot has the badges of 32 successful air battles affixed to the rudder of his ... (1940)

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Image 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!]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 240

Notes

: 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!" Note 2.) 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!" Note 3.) 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". Note 4.) 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

: 3975623

Record ID

: 2063588

Digital Item Published

: 4-16-2012

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