I have been trying to establish with some certainty the circumstances of Staff Sergeant Wicks drop in a Hamilcar possibly chalk 280 which suffered flak damage and a forced landing ending up upside down. His Hamilcar load appears to be reported with some conflict, my hope is that reportedly ending up upside down it may just assist in establishing more information. I have searched the excellent material on the forum but did not extract anything which fitted. S/Sgt Wicks was captured and I am assuming served a short period as a pow. His second pilot Ly Guest was likewise captured but appears to have escaped captivity. If the Hamilcar upturned I am of the opinion that within the load there may have been casualties but of course the load will dictate the men carried. I have tried to be specific with known detail and not ramble on with my thoughts, I know the forum hold experts and hope that the part played by this Hamilcar crew and occupants can be properly acknowledged. Many thanks for any help.