Robert “Bazi” Weiß claimed his first victory while flying with 6./JG 26, a Spitfire in September, 1941. He was transferred to 1./JG 54 on the Eastern Front, scoring slowly until he fell ill and was hospitalized in the spring of 1943. He returned to combat in July, scoring steadily until transferred to the West with III./JG 54 to oppose the Allied invasion of Normandy. He was promoted to Gruppenkommandeur III./JG 54, which fought against ever increasing Allied opposition. He was shot down and killed on 29DEC44 by a Norwegian-flown RAF Spitfire of No. 331 Squadron. “Bazi” Weiß was credited with 121 victories at the time of his death. The model represents the Fw 190 A-8 of Robert “Bazi” Weiß, Stab III./JG 54 at Villacoublay, France June 1944.