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Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased)

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Gunther Kolb joined I./JG5 in the autumn of 1944 under the command of Major Weissenberger. A few weeks later, at the end of that year he was posted to join IV./JG5 in norway, where he flew both Me109s and Fw190s on coastal and shipping patrols until the end of the war.

Items Signed by Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased)

 Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East.  With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......
Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor.
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Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East. With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......

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 Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East.  With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......
Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor. (AP)
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Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East. With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......NOT
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 Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East.  With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......
Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor. (B)
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Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East. With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......NOT
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 Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East.  With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......
Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor. (C)
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Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East. With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......NOT
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 Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East.  With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......
Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor. (D)
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Occupied by the Germans, by 1942 Norway had become vital to Hitlers war in the East. With the Russians threatening to over-run Finland and attack Norway, the pilots of JG5 were tasked to support German ground forces, and to escort the incessant Luf......NOT
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 The awesome battleship Tirpitz under the command of Admiral Schniewind, in company with battleships Scheer and Hipper, setting sail during Operation Rosselsprung, destined for the open sea and the North Atlantic convoy traffic. Messerschmitt Me109s ......Knight's Move by Robert Taylor (D)
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The awesome battleship Tirpitz under the command of Admiral Schniewind, in company with battleships Scheer and Hipper, setting sail during Operation Rosselsprung, destined for the open sea and the North Atlantic convoy traffic. Messerschmitt Me109s ......NOT
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 The pilots of I Gruppe JG-1 were up early on August 17th 1943.  It was high summer, and even as the first streaks of light appeared in the sky to the east, four pilots got airborne out of Deelan, Holland, and headed for the coast.  It was the first ......
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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The pilots of I Gruppe JG-1 were up early on August 17th 1943. It was high summer, and even as the first streaks of light appeared in the sky to the east, four pilots got airborne out of Deelan, Holland, and headed for the coast. It was the first ......

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Four German Fw190 aviation prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Ice Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian.
Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian.
Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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Four Fw190 aircraft prints by Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.
Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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Eight Fw190 aircraft prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Ivan Berryman.
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Timber Wolf by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mountain Wolf by Nicolas Trudgian
Ice Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian.
Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian.
Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.
Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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JG1 Focke Wulf Fw190 Trade Discount Print Pack.
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Ardennes Offensive by Nicolas Trudgian.
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian.
Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman. (D)

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Pack 799. Pack of two special edition Focke Wulf Fw190 prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman.

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Nicolas Trudgian Fw190 Prints with THREE FREE PRINTS.
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Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman.
Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman.
Ramraiders by Robert Tomlin.

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JG1 Aviation Prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian.
Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman.

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JG5 Aviation Art Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.
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Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor.
The Frozen North, Petsamo, Finland, January 1943 by David Pentland.

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JG5 Aviation Art Prints by Richard Taylor and Anthony Saunders.
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Arctic Hunters by Richard Taylor.
Eismeer Patrol by Anthony Saunders.

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Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased)

Squadrons for : Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG5

Country : Germany

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JG5

Eismeer was a Luftwaffe fighter Wing that served during World War II. As the name Eismeer (Ice Sea) implies, it was created to operate in the far North of Europe, namely Norway, Scandinavia and northern parts of Finland, all nearest the Arctic Ocean. Just over two dozen fighter aircraft that once served with JG 5 during the war still survive in the 21st century, more than from any other combat wing of any of the Axis air forces of World War II.
Aircraft for : Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased)
A list of all aircraft associated with Unteroffizier Gunther Kolb (deceased). A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Fw190



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Manufacturer : Fokke-Wulf
Production Began : 1940
Retired : 1945

Fw190

The Focke-Wulf 190 development project began in 1937. Conceived as a hedge against total dependence on the Messerchmitt 109, the 190 was designed by Kurt Tank utilizing a radial engine. This was against generally accepted design criteria in Germany, and many historians believe that the decision to produce a radial engine fighter was largely due to the limited manufacturing capacity for in-line, water-cooled engines which were widely used on all other Luftwaffe aircraft. Despite these concerns, Tanks design was brilliant, and the 190 would become one of the top fighter aircraft of WWII. The first prototype flew in mid-1939. The aircraft had excellent flying characteristics, a wonderful rate of acceleration, and was heavily armed. By late 1940 the new fighter was ordered into production. Nicknamed the butcher bird, by Luftwaffe pilots, early 190s were quite successful in the bomber interceptor role, but at this stage of the war many Allied bombing raids lacked fighter escort. As the war dragged on, Allied bombers were increasingly accompanied by fighters, including the very effective P-51 Mustang. The Allies learned from experience that the 190s performance fell off sharply at altitudes above 20,000 feet. As a result, most Allied bombing missions were shifted to higher altitudes when fighter opposition was likely. Kurt Tank had recognized this shortcoming and began working on a high-altitude version of the 190 utilizing an in-line, water-cooled engine. Utilizing a Jumo 12-cylinder engine rated at 1770-HP, and capable of 2,240-HP for short bursts with its methanol injection system, the 190D, or Long Nose or Dora as it was called, had a top speed of 426-MPH at 22,000 feet. Armament was improved with two fuselage and two wing mounted 20mm cannon. To accommodate the changes in power plants the Dora had a longer, more streamlined fuselage, with 24 inches added to the nose, and an additional 19 inches added aft of the cockpit to compensate for the altered center of gravity. By mid 1944 the Dora began to reach fighter squadrons in quantity. Although the aircraft had all the right attributes to serve admirably in the high altitude interceptor role, it was not generally focused on such missions. Instead many 190Ds were assigned to protect airfields where Me-262 jet fighters were based. This was due to the latter aircrafts extreme vulnerability to Allied attack during takeoff and landing. The 190Ds also played a major role in Operation Bodenplatte, the New Years Day raid in 1945 which destroyed approximately 500 Allied aircraft on the ground. The High Command was impressed with the 190Ds record on this raid, and ordered most future production of the Doras to be equipped as fighter-bombers. In retrospect this was a strategic error, and this capable aircraft was not fully utilized in the role for which it was intended.

Me109



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Manufacturer : Messerschmitt
Production Began : 1937
Retired : 1945
Number Built : 33984

Me109

Willy Messerschmitt designed the BF109 during the early 1930s. The Bf109 was one of the first all metal monocoque construction fighters with a closed canopy and retractable undercarriage. The engine of the Me109 was a V12 aero engine which was liquid-cooled. The Bf109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and flew to the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter squadrons. During the Battle of Britian the Bf109 was used in the role of an escort fighter, a role for which it was not designed for, and it was also used as a fighter bomber. During the last days of May 1940 Robert Stanford-Tuck, the RAF ace, got the chance to fly an Me109 which they had rebuilt after it had crash landed. Stanford-Tuck found out that the Me109 was a wonderful little plane, it was slightly faster than the Spitfire, but lacked the Spitfire manoeuvrability. By testing the Me109, Tuck could put himself inside the Me109 when fighting them, knowing its weak and strong points. With the introduction of the improved Bf109F in the spring of 1941, the type again proved to be an effective fighter during the invasion of Yugoslavia and during the Battle of Crete and the invasion of Russia and it was used during the Siege of the Mediteranean island of Malta. The Bf109 was the main fighter for the Luftwaffe until 1942 when the Fw190 entered service and shared this position, and was partially replaced in Western Europe, but the Me109 continued to serve on the Eastern Front and during the defence of the Reich against the allied bombers. It was also used to good effect in the Mediterranean and North Africa in support of The Africa Korps. The Me109 was also supplied to several German allies, including Finland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovakia. The Bf109 scored more kills than any other fighter of any country during the war and was built in greater numbers with a total of over 31,000 aircraft being built. The Bf109 was flown by the three top German aces of the war war. Erich Hartmann with 352 victories, Gerhard Barkhorn with 301 victories and Gunther Rall with 275 kills. Bf109 pilots were credited with the destruction of 100 or more enemy aircraft. Thirteen Luftwaffe Aces scored more than 200 kills. Altogether this group of pilots were credited with a total of nearly 15,000 kills, of which the Messerschmitt Bf109 was credited with over 10,000 of these victories. The Bf109 was the most produced warplane during World War II, with 30,573 examples built during the war, and the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945. Bf109s remained in foreign service for many years after World War II. The Swiss used their Bf109Gs well into the 1950s. The Finnish Air Force did not retire their Bf109Gs until March 1954. Romania used its Bf109s until 1955. The Spanish Hispanos flew even longer. Some were still in service in the late 1960s.

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