P47 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "Q"
Charles R. Queen
All good fighter pilots discuss ad nauseum their 'kills' and their superior prowness in violating the skies.
The only 'kills' I have are two FW 190's that
were inadvisedly parked on the apron in front
of a hangar in central German in 1944. I was
briefed to bomb the hangar with my two 500
pounders and as instructed, took careful aim
and with absolute concentration on the task
at hand, missed the hangar and hit the two
Paul J. Quilty
He took part in the air support of
"Omaha" beach on "D-Day" June 6th,
1944. The 368th Fighter was the first to be
based in France. He shot down a ME-109 on
June 22, 1944. He also had a probable and a
damaged at a later date. As an assistant Grp.
Opns. Officer he was on duty when the
"Battle of the Bulge" started and took part in
setting up and briefing of successful air
strikes against German tanks during the early
hours of the breakthrough.
Jack A. Quinlan
In May of 1944 he was shot
down over Wewak, New Guinea when his
squadron was on a strafing mission at Wewak.
He was able to find his way out of the jungle
after nineteen days and was subsequently
hospitalized at Port'Moresby, New Guinea.
He then returned to combat duty where he
completed flying some approximately 200
missions. He was credited with having shot
down 208 enemy aircraft from New Guinea
through Ie Shima. The last two aircraft were
shot down over the Southern Islands of
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