Josef “Sepp” Wurmheller opened his account during the “Phoney War”, a Fairey Battle on 30SEP39. His fortunes were mixed during the Battle of Britain, where he claimed four further victories but was shot down himself on three occasions. His most successful day was during the Dieppe Raid on 19AUG42, when he was credited with seven victories over four sorties.
The majority of Wurmheller’s victories were scored in the West, 93 in all including 56 Spitfires and 21 four-motor bombers. He was briefly deployed to the East where he added 9 Soviet aircraft to his total. He was dogfighting with Allied fighters on 22JUN44 when he collided with his wingman, both German pilots were killed. Josef Wurmheller’s final score was 103.
The model represents the Fw 190A-5 of Josef Wurmheller while assigned to 9. / JG2, France, July 1943.