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John L Quail Jr

Military

Entered service at Fresno, CA March 1942. Joined 392nd BG January 1944. Rank at end of WW II was 1st Lt.

Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 7/11/44 in B-24 #41-28776, Evaded (EVD).

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28776

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Munich. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 11-Jul-44. 3 x EVD, 1 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 7511.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fresno, California 29 December 1920
Evaded (EVD) Capture near Lille, France 11 July 1944
Died Fresno County, California 6 March 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2020 19:20:48 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a location for the Evaded event.

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2020 19:16:00 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

Merged "Summary biography" and "Highest rank achieved" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 10:07:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117411458/john-l-quail

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7511

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