Oberleutnant Erich Lowenhardt by Ivan Berryman. (P)
Erich Lowenhardt was already the holder of the Knights Cross 1st and 2nd Class for acts of bravery even before becoming a pilot. After serving as an observer for a year, he was eventually posted to Jasta 10 in 1917 where he immediately began to score victories, sending down balloons and enemy aircraft at a fearsome rate. He was appointed Commander of Jasta 10 one week before his 21st birthday, making him one the youngest pilots to rise to such a rank in the German Army Air Service. He continued to increase his score steadily throughout 1917 and 1918, but was involved in a mid-air collision with a Jasta 11 aircraft on 10th August. Lowenhardt elected to abandon his aircraft, but his parachute failed to deploy and the young ace fell to his death. He flew a number of aircraft, but this yellow-fuselaged Fokker D.VII was his most distinctive and is believed to be the aircraft in which he was killed. His final victory total was 54.
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|Item Code : DHM1808P||Oberleutnant Erich Lowenhardt by Ivan Berryman. (P) - This Edition|
|Original painting, oil on canvas by Ivan Berryman.|
SOLD (£3400, November 2009)
| Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)||Artist : Ivan Berryman||SOLD|
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