Interesting to see Major Helmut Wick putting in a fleeting appearance in Simon Pearson and Ed Gorman’s new book, Battle of Britain, on 28 November 1940 (page 132). Leading a JG2 formation of Me 109s. Like our father Tim on 16 August, when Wick shot him down, PO Keith Ogilvie was Top Weaver that day:
“I was Yellow 3 and was weaving merrily behind, keeping an eagle eye above, when I caught a glimpse of three yellow noses in my mirror. They were obviously crack pilots by their tight formation and strategy. I gave the warning and dove as the centre Johnny opened fire on my, and was speeded on my way by a cannon shell up the fuselage and a second through my prop. Returned to base at 16.55.”
As Tim used to say, if you are going to be shot down it may as well be by an ace.