Lt.Alan Wilcox was the ficticious chacter invented by Rodney Gerrard that did all the intelligence reports on captured or shot down German and also Austrian aircraft on little note paper and in some cases RFC forms. I had for review the collection the Dr. Glen Merrill purchased. These and others were later studied by Alan Toelle from which he wrote his report. I have a copy of this"Incident Report" To the attention of Lt.Barfoot-Saunt. wing Intelligence, 1 Area Hq. (Advanced)RFC He has several pages, typed and hand-writen. It is phony!
I examined the fabric swatches and they were all doped after they were cut to. After doping the swatches shrank with the result that theyarns protruded from the edges. It was obvious to me he knew nothing about how aicraft are doped. What was really silly he used a small brush that left camel hairs in the doped. Dumb! I brought matter up a the "Over the Front Seminar in San Diego after a long discussion with Paul Leaman, the editor of Cross & Cockade he agreed to publish the findings. Another meeting at about midnight was held which was attended by about 10 or 12 people and the decision was made to publish the results of the scientific study by Alan Toelle. A lot of good people were swindled by Rodney Gerrard, some financially the rest historically cheated. Rodney Gerrard was the source of the blue and white Fok. DR.I from Jasta 18. The correct ciolors are red and white. Look at Sqadron Signals "FOKKER DR.I IN ACTION". I know I ruffle some feather but I can't stand by when I know it's BS.