1/48 Meng Models Me410 A-1/U3, flown by Hauptmann Eduard Tratt, February 1944.
Major Eduard Tratt was the highest scoring Zerstörer pilot of the war with 38 victories and Gruppenkommandeur of II./Zerstörergeschwader 26 (ZG 26). He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. On 20 April 1944 he was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major.