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Edward Everett Quimby Jr

Military

Service

People

  • Harold Beall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Dixon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Arthur Dixon originally arrived at the 493rd BG in May 1944 and flew with the David Whitlock crew. after completing 7 combat missions, when the Ball turrets were removed from the B-24's in July 1944, Arthur left the crew and was eventually transferred...

  • Eric Zackrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    He and his high school class mate Robert Kennewick both worked for Boeing before enlisting. Both became B-17 pilots. Both were KIA in December 1944. Zachrison on the 6th at Amendola, Italy. Kennewick (379th BG) on the 9th over Romilly-sur-Seine,...

Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 96th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31682 Jocko

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Atlanta 26/12/43; Savannah 27/12/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 1/2/44; 59m crashed on take off for Zagreb 6/12/44 with Eric Zackrison, Co-pilot: Harry Beall, Navigator: Ed Quimby, Bombardier: John Burch, Flight engineer/top...

  • 44-6414

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 31/7/44; Dow Fd 14/8/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 25/8/44; force landed Acoma 25/12/44 with Jim Rickman, Co-pilot: Ed Gates, Navigator: Isaac Bowman, Bombardier: Harry Lindaberry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wilbur Bennett,...

  • 44-6416

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 31/7/44; Dow Fd 9/8/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 15/8/44; two engines out, emergency landing at Iesi Fd with F. Marsh; tire came off and aircraft crashed into 6ft ditch, causing severe damage; Salvaged.

  • 44-6682

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 30/10/44; Missing in Action {6m} Vienna 7/2/45 with Dale Gold, Co-pilot: Wayne Rickert, Navigator: Andres McGuire, Bombardier: Ellsworth Dougherty, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York 29 January 1924
Lived in Bronxville, New York 30 June 1942

Rivermere Apts

2nd Bomb Group Combat Tour Amendola Airfield, Italy 18 November 1944 – 6 December 1944

Had flown missions to Vienna (2X), Munich and Blechhammer

Died Amendola Airfield, Italy 6 December 1944

His a/c crashed on takeoff for a mission to Zagreb. The a/c burned out. All crew were KIA. This was his 5th combat mission.

Buried Long Island National Cemetery 8 March 1949

Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale, New York, USA
Section J
Grave 16582

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2020 00:43:19 466thHistorian Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
09 December 2020 00:43:04 466thHistorian Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
09 December 2020 00:33:11 466thHistorian Changes to middlename
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corrected middle name

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2020 00:32:31 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.2ndbombgroup.org/
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