FBI Memorandum on Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Bank Robberies:
Percy Wyly, II, was Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas, Texas, office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from August 1945 through September 1947. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and before joining the Bureau, practiced law and served in the Oklahoma State Legislature. He came to Dallas with ten years service in the FBI, seven of those as special agent in charge of offices including Jackson, Mississippi, and Indianapolis, Indiana. During his tenure in Dallas, Wyly is said to have authored a telex to J. Edgar Hoover regarding the Roswell UFO debris. Wyly assumed responsibility for the New Orleans FBI office on October 1, 1947. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has maintained an office in Dallas since 1914.
Wyly's five page memorandum details six bank robberies staged in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, between 1930 and 1944, in which the robber claimed possession of nitroglycerin: Stockyards National Bank, Fort Worth, August 9, 1930; Texas Electric Service Company, Fort Worth, March 8, 1937; Union Bank and Trust Company, Fort Worth, December 2, 1937; Fort Worth Morris Plan Bank, Fort Worth, January 21, 1943; Dallas Morris Plan Bank, Dallas, August 6, 1943; and Continental National Bank, Fort Worth, June 22, 1944.
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FBI Memorandum on Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Bank Robberies, GA212, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.
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