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Old 23rd December 2019, 14:11
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

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I’ve also been lucky enough to receive another item from the same German source. It’s a photo postcard of Wick with a shopping list written on the reverse. I was informed by the seller, that it originated along with the clippings from a JG2 pilots estate. He was led to believe that the card related to the Oakleaf award celebrations for Wicks Knights Cross.
It was certainly a hell of a party, judging by the amount of cognac and cigars !!!
He said the handwriting could possibly be Wick’s, but I have no examples of his writing to compare it to, so who knows?
Anyway, it’s certainly intriguing. I am also expecting a further item, which I will post in due course.
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Old 25th December 2019, 21:50
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

Very cool, and certainly quite the party considering the items which he bought.
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Old 30th December 2019, 14:35
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

Here’s another clipping I’ve obtained recently. I’m intrigued as to why Wick’s rank has been crossed out and alterations written underneath and also crossed out.
Ideas anyone ??
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Old 30th December 2019, 14:57
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

In response to post #13:
1. Because his rank was Hauptmann (Hptm), not Oberleutnant (Oblt) nor Major; and
2. Because he was Gruppenkommandeur, not 'Acting' (stellv) Gruppenkommandeur.
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Old 30th December 2019, 15:11
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Thank you for the very prompt and informative response, much appreciated.
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Old 30th December 2019, 15:37
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

I think the term is delete as applicable especially with the promotions he had between June & November 1940!
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Old 30th December 2019, 15:46
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Thank you Chris
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Old 30th December 2019, 16:33
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

This clipping has two signatures and relates to an EK1 award, but without the full document it may be difficult to find out the recipient.
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Old 31st December 2019, 00:04
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Difficult? I would say with the rest missing, it is near impossible
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Old 31st December 2019, 09:57
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Re: Helmut Wick initialed documents ?

Thankfully one document survived complete and was not clipped.
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