Re: [Craig Wicks] "swoose Group"
Attached is a picture of Capt. Ed Wicks, bombardier, with his new DFC. Is that your father? I have several pictures that he is in that other veterans of the 463rd have given me to scan for the 463rd archives. If you can confirm that this is your father, I would be more than happy to send you the pictures I have of him.
Col. Frank Kurtz and Col. Robert Allyn both passed away several years ago. Do you have the 775th Sq. history book, "Allyn's Irish Orphans"? If not, I know where there are still a couple of copies still available, if you are interested.
If you want to contact me off-list, I can furnish you with the pictures and other information regarding the 775th. I believe I even have a picture of your father standing with Col. Kurtz in front of "Swoose II".
Let me know if you are interested.
463rd Group historian