“Running the Gauntlet” by Robert Taylor

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Signed by:

Major General DONALD J. STRAIT
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST
Leutnant NORBERT HANNIG
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Colonel DONALD CUMMINGS
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS
Major ERIC RUDORFFER
Leutnant ALFRED AMBS
Captain JIM BROOKS
Colonel WALKER ‘BUD’ MAHURIN
Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND
Feldwebel ERNEST GIEFING


Running the Gauntlet, a superb painting by Robert Taylor, shows Me262s of JV44 returning to base in southern Germany, having come under attack from P-51 Mustangs of the 353rd Fighter Group. Almost out of fuel and ammunition, the Me262s have little option but to complete their landing sequence, hoping fervently they are not “bounced” by American fighters loitering in the area. They are out of luck on this occasion, and although Galland has organised a unit flying Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9s to provide air cover in the area of the airfield, they too have been caught by the 353rd Fighter Group’s surprise attack. At the relatively slow speed required on final approach, the Me262’s handling is sluggish and the pilot is having enough trouble without the attentions of a bunch of P-51 pilots. At this point the JV44 Me262 remains unscathed, and with the arrival of the Fw190s, there is the possibility this particular jet pilot will survive the day.