Helmut Wick :: Prints
At the end of 1940, Helmut Wick was one of the highest scoring German fighter aces, the youngest Major in the Luftwaffe, and commander of Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen". He joined the Luftwaffe in 1935 at the age of 20 and scored his first aerial victory in November 1939. During the French campaign of 1940 he scored a further twelve confirmed and two unconfirmed victories. His success continued into the Battle of Britain, reaching his 22nd victory on 26 August 1940, for which he was awarded the Knight's Cross. The victories continued, and on 5 October he shot down five RAF fighters in a single day, winning him the Oak Leaves Cluster for his Knight's Cross. Promotion to Major followed, as did command of JG2.
On 6 November he again shot down five RAF fighters in a single day, and on 28 November he brought his victory total to 55, briefly making him the most successful fighter ace in the world. Later that same day his unit was involved in combat with RAF fighters over the Isle of Wight. During the encounter Wick shot down another Spitfire, bringing his total to 56. But the victory was to be his last. Turning for France, his Me109 was attacked by Flight Lieutenant John Dundas of No.609 Squadron. Wick was forced to bale out over the English Channel. His parachute was seen to open, but his body was never found.
We have three prints featuring Major Helmut Wick. Click below for more information.
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IN1 - Major Helmut Wick
Classic portrait of Helmut Wick.
The original painting may also be available.
From the Individuals collection
LE3 - The Hunters - Helmut Wick Art
Major Helmut Wick and Oberleutnant Rudi Pflanz lead a Schwarm of Messerschmitt Bf109Es from JG2 'Richthofen', summer 1940.
From the Limited Editions collection
SE4 - Battle above the Clouds - Helmut Wick Art
Gruppenkommandeur of 1./JG2 Richthofen, Major Helmut Wick in combat with Flight Lieutenant John C.Dundas on 28th November, 1940. Wick was seen to bale out over the English Channel shortly after, but his body was never found.
From the Collector's Editions collection