The Demise of the Luftwaffe’s Top Gun


A revised study of the demise of the Luftwaffe‘s top gun – Major Helmut Wick. Helmut Wick, the Kommodore of the famous ‘Richthofen’ Geschwader, was shot down during a combat over the English Channel in the late afternoon on 28 November 1940. Franciszek Grabowski examines Helmut Wick’s final combat from both sides, and comes to a conclusion about Wick’s victor that differs from the view often given by historians.

Using primary sources and several first-hand accounts, this 14-page article revises the story of the death of Helmut Wick. It is illustrated with sixteen photos, three aircraft profiles and a mission map.

This article is an electronic product and will be emailed for download after purchase.