Raymond Wick was a radio operator with the Joe Dunfee crew, 513th squadron.
When my uncle came home from the war he did not speak a lot about the experiences he had, and I was too young to ask. My family does not know a lot about what my Uncle Ray went through during the war and I would like to give every one in my family more insight about what happened during the time Raymond was overseas. I have some information about my uncle but I would like to get more. I know he was stationed in San Pancrazio, Italy, 376th HBG, 513th Bomb Squad, my uncle was part of two crews. The first crew he was in he did not fly a single mission with them. Raymond was asked on 2/23/1944 at 4:00 am to fill in for another crew. The crew my uncle filled in for on his first mission on an air raid over Styer, Austria where shot down. I have the roster of his original crew and the crew he was shot down with.
Raymond was a POW for about a year and a half and then he got to come home. Any information you can give me would be helpful. If you have any pictures please send them to me. Basically any information about b-24s you can give me I would appreciate.
Email Mike Herbrechtsmeier or call me at (262) 564-0324
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