Pictures were taken on July 14, 1941 on the occasion Priller’s 40th victory - a Spitfire V of No 72 Squadron (the pilot, Sgt W. M. Lamberton, baled out). The photographs were taken on an airfield near the Channel coast. The aircraft is a Bf 109F-2 and at the time Priller was Staffelkapitan of I./JG 26. The photograph’s original caption reads: “Oberleutnant Priller has just achieved his 40th victory. He drinks a glass of champagne with his faithful groundcrew".
Josef Priller standing on the wing of his Fw 190A-3, possibly at Wevelghem in Belgium in June 1942. The aircraft bears the Ace of Hearts emblem with Priller’s wife's name Jutta beneath the red heart. At this time Oberstleutnant Priller was Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26.