Clash of Eagles
The painting "Clash of Eagles" by Roy Grinnell. It depicts the combat between then Captain Joe Bennett of the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) and Oberfahnrich (Lt.) Hubert Heckman of the German Luftwaffe May, 25 1944 near Brackenheim, Germany. Heckman attacked Bennett Heckman's guns jammed. He did not want the P-51 to get away, so he rammed Bennett. Bennett bailed out and Heckman crash landed. Bennett became a POW. After the war, the two became friends and met every year for their reunion.

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Photo by: Roy Grinnell |  VIRIN: 200206-A-ZS026-0003.JPG