Edward A. Wick, B-17 Pilot, 388th BG, 562nd Sq. ex-POW

Edward Arthur Wick, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), B-17 Pilot, USAAF, 8th Air Force, 388th Bomb Group, 562nd Bomb Squadron, Knettishall, England. 1st Lt. Arrived June 27, 1943. Shot down on the famous Stuttgart Mission of Sept. 6, 1943. POW Stalag Luft III, Block 42, Sagan, Germany; Moosburg; Straubing airfield at VE Day; LeHarve to Camp Lucky Strike. From LeCenter, MN.
 
B-17F (42-3289) "Wolfpack" 388 BG/562 BS pilot 1st Lt Edward A. Wick (POW)
"This a/c suffered fierce attacks by fighters between IP and target
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losing one engine and damaging flight controls. With the loss of one engine and right wing on fire seven crew bailed out before a/c went into a spin and crashed on the east side of Dettingen an der Erms, about 7 miles north-east of Reutlingen, Germany, at 10:50 hrs. The R/O and ball turret gunner were killed in the a/c during fighter attacks. 3 KIA 7 POW." The 3rd member that was KIA was the tail gunner S/Sgt Rolland Allard.

 
Ed  wrote an interesting and extensive manuscript describing his time in service, which includes diary entries and sketches made during his time as a POW.
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