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Major Helmut Paul Emil Wick (5 August 1915 - 28 November 1940). 56 aerial victories. German Luftwaffe ace and the fourth recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub), which was awarded by the Third Reich to recognise extreme bravery in battle or successful military leadership. It was Germany's highest military decoration at the time of its presentation to Helmut Wick.