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Harold Quist

Military

Sgt. Harold Quist flew 37 missions, from 08/03/1944, mission #121, to 12/28/1944, mission #185. He served as a Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner.

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102947 D-Day Dottie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-S] 27/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 43-37706 Satan's Chillen'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-U] Deenethorpe 12/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

  • 43-38160 'Day and Night'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-A] Deenethorpe 11/8/44; 615BS [IY-A]; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38187 'Carrie B II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/7/44; Kearney 14/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-C] Deenethorpe 27/8/44. Hit by Flak. Missing in Action on the 16 February 1945 mission to the Minster-Stein coke oven plant, in the Dortmund area. Pilot Jeff N....

  • 43-38267 'Maximum Effort'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-M] Deenethorpe 25/8/44; Salvaged 30/11/44. MAXIMUM EFFORT.

  • 43-38862

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 30/9/44; Dow Fd 11/10/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 23/11/44; 614BS [IW-G]; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38941

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-L] Deenethorpe 6/12/44; 612BS [SC-K], 615BS [IY-L]; Salvaged 12/5/45.

  • 44-6104 'Homing Pigeon'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 4/5/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 1/6/44 ...

  • 44-6113 'No. 2 Bandwagon', 'Mrs. Wing Ding'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Accepted: 3 May 1944 ...

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Missions

  • 512

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 519

    5 August 1944

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

  • 562

    18 August 1944
    We led the Wing to France to bomb a fuel dump. Made 3 runs on the target. We hit it on the third run. Major Harmon flew Pilot; 12000 feet altitude.

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

  • 619

    10 September 1944

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Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2021 01:11:53 acbernstein1 Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1901

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2017 13:48:11 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

New entry added with details from:
- An original copy of the 401st Bomb Group unit history in IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1946;
- http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1901

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