AIR COMMANDO 2 Quill, Edward Beeding,Jr (Ed)

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John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Quill
  • FORENAME
Edward Beeding,Jr (Ed)
  • UNIT
14 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing)
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
30165
  • DATE OF DEATH
15th February 1968
  • AGE
33
  • GRAVESITE
U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery,Colorado Springs,El Paso County,Colorado Plot 003 B 055
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from San Francisco,California
born 16.10.1934 Houston,Texas
husband of Joan (nee Cooper) Quill (married 1959) (3 children Stephen,Patrick and Sharon)
attended schools in Houston,Washington DC,New York City,San Francisco and Chicago
graduated St Johns College,Washington,D.C. 1952
USAF Academy 7.7.1953 - 1957
Webb AFB,Texas (pilot training)
Tactical Air Command,Williams AFB,Arizona (day fighter gunnery school) 1958-59
Strategic Air Command,McConnell AFB (bomber training) 1959-60
Davis-Monthan AFB (B-47s)
graduated California Institute of Technology September 1963 - June 1964
instructor,USAF Academy 1964-66
award Air Force Commendation Medal (awarded posthumously for above)
4 Air Commando Squadron 27.10.1967
14 Air Commando Squadron 12.1.1968
awards D.F.C.,Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
promoted Major posthumously
pilot
co-pilot
AC-47D "Spooky" Gunship (43-49859)
KIA when shot down Ninh Thuan Province,South Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 39E Line 52
 
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