Color pencil on 14×17 Strathmore drawing medium 80lb. paper sprayed with lacquer.
Major Helmut Wick streaks by a burning RAF Boulton-Paul Defiant airplane near the coast of England during one of many missions which would be known as the Battle of Britain.
Major Wick scored his 56th victory, a Spitfire. In turn, his aircraft was shot down by British ace Flight Lieutenant John Dundas (13.333 confirmed, 2 probable and 4.5 damaged victories) of 609 Squadron, RAF. Wick was seen to bale out of Bf 109 E-4 (W.Nr. 5344) “Black < – + -“ over the Channel, his “Geschwaderstab Schwarm” mate Hauptmann “Rudi” Pflanz (52 victories, RK, killed in action 31 July 1942) circled the area calling over the radio that a “Spitfire was down” hoping to attract the British air/sea rescue. Pflanz continued to circle until his fuel was almost empty, crash-landing at landfall on his return over the Channel but Wick was never found