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Aircrew Luftwaffe ace I/.JG2 Helmut Wick 01

Photo 01-02: Major Helmut Wick, Kommodore of JG2, wearing the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace I/.JG2 Helmut Wick July 1940 01

Photo 01: The first award of the Oak Leaves went to General Dietl in July 1940 for his involvement in the capture of Narvik, so that after Molders and Galland, Helmut Wick was the fourth member of the German armed forces and the third member of the Luftwaffe to receive the Oak Leaves.

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace Helmut Wick and Adolf Hitler Oct 1940 01

Photo 01: The Oak Leaves were personally presented to Wick by the Fuhrer at Berchtesgarten on 6 October 1940.

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace I/.JG2 Helmut Wick documents 1940 01-02

Images 01-02: A copy, left, of Wick's Geschwaderbefehl announcing his position as Kommodore of JG2 'Richthofen' with above right, a translation.

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace Helmut Wick with Goring and Jeschonnek 1940 01

Photo 01: This photograph of Goring, Jeschonnek and Wick was probably taken shortly before 14 November 1940, on which date Goring handed over temporary command of the Luftwaffe to Milch. Both Goring and Jeschonnek, centre, then went on extended leave. Note Goring's cuff title which was worn to commemorate the tradition of Goring's First World War unit and reads 'Jagdgeschwader Frhr. v. Richthofen Nr.1 1917/18'.

Pilots JG2 Erich Leie was his Rottenflieger Nov 28 1940 01

Erich Leie and Helmut Wick were close friends; Leie was flying as his Rottenflieger on 28 November when Wick went missing.

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG2 Maj Wick RAF 609Sqn Dundas and Luftwaffe Pflanz BOB 1940

Major Helmut Wick, Fl/Lt. John Charles Dundas and Oblt. Rudi Pflanz met in a dog-fight above the Isle of Wight on 28 November 1940, only one survived .......
During a battle over the English Channel on 28 November 1940, Fl/Lt. Dundas flying a Spitfire of RAF Squadron 609 shot down the Bf 109E4 of Major Helmut Wick of Geschwader Stab JG2, the highest scoring ace of the Luftwaffe at that time. Moments later Dundas was also shot down into the sea by Wick's wingman Oberleutnant Pflanz in another Bf 109 Both pilots vanished and remain missing in action. At the time of his death Major Helmut Wick was the leading German ace with 56 kills to his credit.

Major Helmut Paul Wick, aged 25, had 56 victories and was the leading Luftwaffe ace at the time.
Fl/Lt. John Charles Dundas, DFC & Bar , aged 25, had downed 12, 2 shares, 4 probables and 5 damaged to his credit.
Oblt. Rudolf "Rudi" Pflanz, aged 26 at the time, eventually had a tally of 52 and was shot down over France by Spitfires of 121 Squadron on 31 July 1942.

(Colourised by Doug)

Aircrew RAF 609Sqn John Charles Dundas who may have shot down Wick 28th Nov 1940 01

F/Lt John Charles Dundas of 609Sqn., the pilot who is believed to have shot down Wick and who was himself then shot down by Obit. Rudolf Pflanz.

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace I/.JG2 Helmut Wick signed 01-02

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG2 ( +) Wilhelm Balthasar Nov 1940 01

Photo 01: After the death of Major Wick at the end of November 1940, command of JG2 passed to Wilhelm Balthasar, although confirmation of his position as Kommodore was not announced until February 1941. Early in the war, Balthasar is believed to have adopted a personal emblem of three wasps, but in this photograph taken in December 1940, the first letter of his surname, a letter 'B', has been painted below his cockpit. Note that the 'Richthofen' shield has been applied in outline form directly onto the camouflage fmish and lacks the more usual coloured background.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG2 ground crew reloading France Aug 1940 01

Photo 01: A mechanic reloading the ammunition tanks on one of JG2's Bf 109E-4s, mid-August 1940. Each ammunition tank held 1000 rounds for each of the two 7.9 mm MG 17 machine guns mounted on the engine crankcase. Also visible in the wing leading edge is one of the two 20 mm MGIFF cannon carried by the Bf 109E-3 and E-4, each with 60 rounds per gun.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG2 close ups of a belly landing 1940 01

Photo 01-02: A close-up view of the cockpit and spinner areas of a force-landed Bf 109E-3 of JG2 clearly showing the heavily applied green (RLM 70) brush or sponge stipple that was beginning to be applied by the ground crews of this unit at this time. The aircraft was damaged by machine gun bullets which penetrated the engine and cockpit side panels. The broken plexi-glass shows how thin and vulnerable the material was which led to an additional armoured glass panel being applied to the front windscreen on many aircraft. Note part of the JG2 'Richthofen Geschwader badge below the cockpit which has been crudely stippled around.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG2 north along the Frence coast Cap Gris-Nez 1940 01

Photo 01: A Schwarm of yellow nosed Bf 109Es from JG2 fly north along the coast of France near Cap Gris-Nez. Most Luftwaffe aircrew, and especially pilots of single-engined aircraft, greatly disliked flying over the Channel.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG2 takes off from Cherbourg-Theville Aug 1940 01

Photo 01: This photograph illustrates the uneven retraction cycle of the main undercarriage of a Bf 109E-4 of JG2 as it takes off from Cherbourg-Theville during mid-August.

Bf 109E JG2 and a landing He-111 Octeville 1940 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Two photographs showing a visiting He-111 landing at JG2's airfield at Octeville in early August 1940. Of note on the JG2 Bf 109 in the foreground, is the heavily applied 'stipple' mottling over the RLM 65 on the fuselage side and the motor car type rear view mirror mounted on the canopy framework.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 JG2 named Unkraut having an engine change 1940

 

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    Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)

    Magazines: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109
  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_variants#cite_ref-100
  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_operational_history
  • Flickr.com - https://www.flickr.com/photos/farinihouseoflove/2209839419/in/photostream

 

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