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Joseph Newton Quigley Jr


Assigned to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173

Awards: DFC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



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    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Lt. Julian Darlington was assigned to the the 8th Air Force, and the 389th Bomb Group, TDY to the 9th Air Force, USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti mission in the B-24D, The Witch, 41-11840. - Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). 1 Aug 43. MACR 173. ...

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  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...


  • 41-11840 - The Witch

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft, 41-11840, named, The Witch, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 343rd Bomb Squadron left. It deployed for duty in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in July, 1942. It's pilot, Lt. Glade Jorgenson, played a...


Event Location Date
Born Newark, NJ 14 March 1915

Son of Joseph Newton Sr and Catherine Quigley.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 27 January 1941

Newark, New Jersey

Based 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Shumen, Bulgaria 1 August 1943 – September 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Bulgaria.

Died Seaside Park, NJ 24 December 2003


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 15:27:28 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and unit associations

DB correction

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2021 17:26:51 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 20:21:45 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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10 April 2018 15:28:25 Aidan2455 Changes to awards

He is my great great uncle

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 173