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Charles W Quirk

Military

Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42-100365. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • George Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 42-100365. POW

  • Percival Goewey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42100365

  • Charles Hillis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • David Jelinek

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    35 missions DFC/ AM 2/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Thomas McQueen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42100365 POW

  • Gerald Miller

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42100365

  • Donald Pierce

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42100365

  • Donald Swanson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Hit by flak and crashed at Harveng on 7/12/44 in B-24 #42100365

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 405

    11 June 1944
    Flew a sortie flight to the French Coast at 24,000 feet. 8th Combat Flight. No flak.

  • 407

    12 June 1944
    Willie Hussong got his arm caught in the door of the lower ball turret. Palmer and Rollinger pried him out with a gun barrel. Bombed an airfield. Hussong hospitalized.

  • 414

    15 June 1944

  • 419

    17 June 1944

  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

  • 435

    23 June 1944

  • 94

    24 June 1944

  • 445

    28 June 1944

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Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA 22 July 1921
Lived in Massachusetts, USA 1942
POW Zagan, Poland July 1944 – May 1944

Stalag Luft III

Shot Down/Captured Harveng, 7022 Mons, Belgium 12 July 1944
Died Waltham, MA, USA 1 September 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 00:46:10 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2015 22:05:17 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewquirk.htm

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2015 22:02:58 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewquirk.htm

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 02:54:04 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewquirk.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6930 / MACR 6930 & Page 281 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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