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Helmut Wick : An Illustrated Biography of the Luftwaffe Ace and Commander of Jagdgeschwader 2 during the Battle of Britain

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Major Helmut Wick failed to return from a mission over the English Channel on 28 November 1940 and is listed as missing to this day. This fate ended a picture book military and flying career. In just three months Helmut Wick had risen from Oberleutnant and StaffelkapitAn to Kommodore of the tradition-rich Jagd-geschwader "Richthofen" Nr. 2 and with fifty-six victories had become the leading German fighter pilot. At the time he was the youngest Major and Geschwader-kommodore in the Luftwaffe. With statements from witnesses, including former foes, and with more than 220 photographs and documents, some never before published, Herbert Ringlstetter has created a true picture of Helmut Wick. Not only was he a daring and highly-decorated fighter pilot, but the father of two children and a husband who left behind a grieving wife. The photographic account is supplemented by color profiles of the aircraft flown by Helmut Wick and his opponents.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 22.86mm | 1,170g
  • Atglen, United States
  • English
  • over 220 b/w and color photos and aircraft profiles
  • 0764322176
  • 9780764322174
  • 1,356,970

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