Scheufele joined the Luftwaffe in October 1940, on gaining his wings in June 1942 he was posted to IV./JG 5 "Eismeer" based in Norway to fly escort missions for Germany Navy vessels operating in the Arctic waters. He flew 67 escort missions providing fighter cover for the German Battleship Bismarck and Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen, and following the loss of the Bismarck in May 1941, the Battleship Tirpitz. In October 1943 he joined II./JG 5 in Finland, patrolling Arctic waters and also the Russian Front. In June 1944 his squadron was transferred back to Germany to take part in the Defence of the Reich. On 20 October 1944 6th Staffel II./JG 5 was renamed 14th Staffel IV./JG 4 and he became Staffelkapitan 14./JG 4. On 3 December 1944 he was flying a Bf 109G-14 on a ground attack mission near Aachen when he was shot down and became a prisoner of war.
Oberleutnant Ernest Scheufele
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving a brief outline of their flying career with the Luftwaffe.