A flight of P-51 Mustangs of the 339th FG, under the command of their leading Ace, Francis R. Gerard has started a series of strafing attacks on King Tigers. In the foreground a Koenigstiger of the 503rd Heavy Tank Battalion is moving at full speed in an attempt to flee the P-51's and to elude the threat of P-47 Thunderbolt fighter bombers, which the Mustangs would have called in as a special anti-tank force.
Signed by four P-51 pilots of the 8th Air Force and three members of the German King Tiger tank corps.
Maj. Gen. Francis R. GERARD - 8th AF P-51 pilot
Col. Rex L. POUTRE - 8th AF P-51 pilot
Col. Lawrence J. POWELL - 8th AF P-51 pilot
1st Lt. Robert V. BLIZZARD - 8th AF P-51 pilot
Col. Gunter PIEPGRAS - German King Tiger tank corps
Lt.Col. Alfred RUBBEL - German King Tiger tank corps
Sgt. Franz-Wilhelm LOCHMANN - German King Tiger tank corps