Quintin, O. J.

The Oscar J. Quintin crew: 708th Squadron

Rattlesden, undated

Standing, L-R  
Lt Joseph Marsala Bombardier
Lt WIlliam Slowey Navigator
Lt Robert Patton Co-Pilot
Lt Oscar J. Quintin Pilot
Kneeling, L-R  
Sgt Robert Moe Tail Gunner
Sgt Larry Dunn Engineer
Sgt Harold Burke Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt WIlliam Curry Waist Gunner

 

 

Oscar J. Quintin; Pilot

 

Joseph H Marsala; Bombardier

 

WIlliam Curry; Waist Gunner

 


 

3/44-5/44 RTU, Ardmore, Oklahoma
5/44 Kearny, Nebraska
5/44 In Transit by air
6/44-10/44 708th Squadron, Rattlesden, UK
Missions flown: 30

 

Combat Missions

Missions flown by Lt. Oscar Quintin

No. Date Target Aircraft
1 06/29/44 BOHLEN Unknown
2 07/06/44 BERCK A/F (p) Unknown
3 07/08/44 ST. ANDRE DE L’EURE  42-31095 Ground Pounder
4 07/11/44 MUNICH 43-37756 Milk Wagon
 5 07/12/44 MUNICH 42-102658 Blanco Diablo 
 6 07/13/44 MUNICH 43-37774
7 07/16/44 STUTTGART 42-97400 Fuddy Duddy
8 07/21/44 REGENSBURG 42-97400 Fuddy Duddy
9 07/24/44 ST. LO AREA 42-97400 Fuddy Duddy
10 08/11/44 BELFORT 42-32080 Too Tired
11 08/13/44 SEINE R. AREA 42-32080 Too Tired
12 08/24/44 BRUX 42-107220 Swanee Pride
13 08/25/44 RECHLIN 42-107220 Swanee Pride
14 08/27/44 BERLIN (RECALL) 42-107220 Swanee Pride
15 08/30/44 BFEMEN 42-102658 Blanco Diablo 
16 09/08/44 MAINZ 43-37938
17 09/09/44 GRASSY 43-37797 American Beauty
18 09/11/44 FULDA 43-37774
19 09/12/44 BOHLEN 43-37774
20 09/17/44 ARNHEM 43-37797 American Beauty
21 09/22/44 KASSEL 42-32081 Yellow Cab
22 09/25/44 LUDWIGSHAFEN 43-37938
23 09/26/44 BREMEN 43-37938
24 09/27/44 LUDWIGSHAFEN 43-37938
25 09/28/44 MERSEBURG 43-38605 Big Ass Bird
26 10/02/44 KASSEL (p) 44-6511
27 10/03/44 GIEBELSTADT 44-6511
28 10/15/44 COLOGNE 42-107215 Li’l Eight Ball
29 10/17/44 COLOGNE 42-107117 Pandora’s Box
30 10/19/44 MANNHEIM 42-32081 Yellow Cab

 

Having finished their tour, the enlisted men of the Quintin crew left Rattlesden on 22 October 1944, together with several members of the Polansky crew. At that time, Sgts. Dunn and Curry signed Art Wayrynen’s Short Snorter.

Oscar Quintin‘s experiences are detailed in the story Into Combat with the 447th.

 

 

 

 

 


Some photos/information provided by:
Mr. Oscar J. Quintin

Some information and/or images sourced from the American Air Museum database