Cadd, Quentin E., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1121Z-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot
Primary Unit
1944-1944, M 1054, 15th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kanawha County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Rhone, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
D, 3, 4

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 Unit Assignments
758th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy459th Bombardment Group, Heavy15th Air Force
  1944-1944, M 1054, 758th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, M 1054, 459th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, M 1054, 15th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Bombing Raids Over Germany
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1942-1944, B-24 Liberator
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Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. Quentin Cadd he served as a B-24 co-pilot with the 758th Bombardment Squadron (H), 459th Bombardment Group (H), 15th Air Force based at Giuilia #1 Airfield, Italy.

On 24 July 1944, he was the co-pilot of a B-24H (tail number 42-94935) with a crew of 9 men that took off from Giuilia #1 Airfield, Italy with 54 other aircraft. The mission bombardment of the German fighter airfield at Les Chapoine, France (Les Chapoine Airfield (Les Chanoines, Airfield near Istress-le-Tube Airfield)

En route to the target, the flight had been attacked by German fighters. The pilot, Lt. Kallie, was seen to salvo his bomb load after that. The aircraft was seen to continue on over the target. It was then brought down by an 88-mm. shell/FLAK that exploded just in front of the nose turret and one hit the bomb bay causing a fire which totally engulfed the internal area of the aircraft according to the reports. More information listed on the MACR regarding 4 others seen to drop out of the aircraft with no parachutes, and the aircraft disentegrate before crashing. Came down near Fos sur Mer, France.

Crew:
1st Lt. John Kalie, pilot (KIA) in the cockpit gave order to bail out
2nd Lt. Quentin E. Cadd, co-pilot (KIA) in the cockpit at loss.
2nd Lt. Richard M. Simmons, bombardier (survived/POW)
TSgt. Willard A. Campbell, engineer/gunner (KIA) in cockpit at the loss
SSgt. Osborn D. Ashford, engineer/gunner tail turret gunner (survived/POW severely burned & in German hospital/, then apparently in hospital in England)
SSgt. Robert R. De Jongh, armorer/gunner (KIA) trapped in turret at loss
SSgt. Bernard Miller, radio operator/right waist gunner (KIA)
SSgt. Edwin N. Thomas, armorer/gunner (survived/POW)
SSgt. Anthony G. Buccini, aerial gunner/nose turret gunner (KIA)
   
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