Charles Patrick Quinlan

Military

Object Number - UPL 14353 - The flight crew poses in front of the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger, in the 415th Bomb Squadron - the 98th Bomb Group - and the 9th Air...

SSgt. Charles Quinlan was a crewmember on the B-24D, 41-11817, named, Stinger, and participated in Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti oil refinery mission, returning safely to Benghazi, Libya, with only one crew member wounded (WIA). 1 WIA. 1-Aug-43.

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Stinger
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Assigned

Benghazi, Libya Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Other

Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1943-08-01 Crew member of B-24 41-11817 'Stinger' participated in the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

Born

Chicago, IL 1920-04-06 Son of Charles P Sr and Mable [Curran] Quinlan.

Enlisted

Camp Grant, IL 1942-02-21 Camp Grant, Illinois

Died

1984-02-06

Buried

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Alsip, Cook County, IL 1984-02-09 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Alsip, Cook County, Illinois

Other

Discharged USAAF

1945-12-05 Honourable discharge.

Revisions

Date16 Jun 2022 00:02:20
ContributorKickapoo
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Removed quote marks from aircraft name, for clarity, readability, and uniformity. - Kickapoo

Date15 Jun 2022 23:58:29
ContributorKickapoo
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Quote marks removed from aircraft name, for clarity, uniformity, and readability. - Kickapoo

Date31 Jan 2021 13:50:32
ContributorAl_Skiff
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USAAF Photo.
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date17 Apr 2020 20:00:37
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connections to the 415 BS & 98 BG mentioned in the events section.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date30 Mar 2015 18:46:05
ContributorAl_Skiff
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USAAF Photo.

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