HELMUT WICK. An Illustrated Biography of the Luftwaffe Ace and Commander of ....

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 Staffelkapit'n 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.

HELMUT WICK. An Illustrated Biography of the Luftwaffe Ace and Commander of ....

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Kind
Book
Author
Herbert Ringlstetter
Language
English
Pages
160
Cover
Hard
Delivery
Frequently available

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