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Edward A Quist

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. In P-51D 44-13961, became separated from his section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Prisoner of War POW 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory.

Post War: Insurance adjuster.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • 44-13961

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg. Became separated from section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Lt Edward A Quist. POW. 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

  • 44-15054

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Capt Donald R Emerson took this aircraft over from Lt Earl A Quist, who had become a POW on 8-Nov-44. ...

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Michigan, USA 27 March 1919
Lived in Michigan, USA 1940
Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI, USA 25 March 1942
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 12 July 1944 – 8 November 1944

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 8 November 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Baled out. Ruhr, Germany 8 November 1944

In P-51D 44-13961, became separated from his section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Prisoner of War POW 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

Died Grand Rapids, MI, USA 26 March 2009

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 17:11:13 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=10447
https://www.fold3.com/image/29249455
https://www.fold3.com/page/89533705_edward_a%20quist/details/
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_qu...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10447 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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