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Helmut Wick

1915 - 1940

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Helmut Paul Emil Wick (5 August 1915 – 28 November 1940) was a German flying ace of World War II. He was a wing commander in the Luftwaffe (air force) of Nazi Germany, and the fourth recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, the nation's highest military decoration at the time.Born in Mannheim, Wick joined the Luftwaffe in 1936 and was trained as a fighter pilot. He was assigned to Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" (JG 2—2nd Fighter Wing), and saw combat in the Battles of France and Britain. In October 1940, he was given the position of wing commander of JG 2—the youngest in the Luftwaffe to hold this position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Wick has received more than 108,841 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Helmut Wick is the 30th most popular pilot, the 3,165th most popular biography from Germany and the 5th most popular German Pilot.

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Among pilots, Helmut Wick ranks 30 out of 48Before him are Carl Gustaf von Rosen, Charles Nungesser, Igor Volk, Bessie Coleman, Amy Johnson, and Leyla Mammadbeyova. After him are Pyotr Nesterov, Maguba Syrtlanova, Olga Sanfirova, Janina Lewandowska, Polina Osipenko, and Touria Chaoui.

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Among people born in 1915, Helmut Wick ranks 123Before him are Willie Dixon, Torcuato Fernández-Miranda, Hoàng Văn Thái, John Tukey, Tim, and John C. Lilly. After him are Wee Kim Wee, Eddie Bracken, Alberto Burri, Karl Leisner, Saifuddin Azizi, and Liisi Oterma. Among people deceased in 1940, Helmut Wick ranks 95Before him are Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg, Ivane Javakhishvili, Yevhen Petrushevych, Giuseppe Motta, Wilhelm Stekel, and Walter Hasenclever. After him are Pierre Weiss, Gunnar Höckert, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Wehib Pasha, Mikhail Koshkin, and Janusz Kusociński.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmut Wick ranks 3,165 out of 6,142Before him are Olga Benário Prestes (1908), Christian August of Saxe-Zeitz (1666), Albrecht Ritschl (1822), Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1655), Aribert Reimann (1936), and Doro (1964). After him are Angela Winkler (1944), Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741), Pavle Jurišić Šturm (1848), Joseph Keilberth (1908), Moritz Hauptmann (1792), and Daniel Steibelt (1765).

Among PILOTS In Germany

Among pilots born in Germany, Helmut Wick ranks 5Before him are Adolf Galland (1912), Ernst Udet (1896), Hermann Graf (1912), and Mathias Rust (1968). After him are Gotthard Handrick (1908).