This day, the
28th of November 1940, Major Helmut Wick was the leading fighter
ace in the Jagdwaffe. His score stood at 55, one more than the
commander of JG 51 Werner Mölders, after shooting down the
Spitfire of Archie Lyall in the early afternoon. Upon his return
to JG2's base in Cherbourg, Wick ordered the aircraft refueled
and re-armed. He took off once more, with Erich Leie as his wingman,
heading for the Isle of Wight.
In fact it was Pflanz commander, Major Helmut Wick who had jettisoned his canopy and jumped over the side of his Messerschmitt. The solitary parachute drifting down towards the sea south-west of The Needles. This would be the last anybody ever saw of him.
While celebrating this, his 13th 'kill', Flight Lieutenant John Dundas was himself caught and shot down by Pflanz, who saw the stricken Spitfire crash with its pilot still inside.
not Wick's aircraft had been hit by either Klein or Marrs, Dundas
was the man who finished the job and was heard to shout: "I've
finished a 109, Whoopee!" It was to be his last transmission.
Squadron Leader Robinson congratulated Dundas but nothing more
was heard from Dundas, or his wingman.
Please note that there is not any photos of Dundas machine, this profile is therfore based on other machines from the 609 Sqn and the space of time.