Quill, Edward Beeding, Jr., Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11B2X-Qualified Pilot/Copilot
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 14th Air Commando Squadron
Service Years
1957 - 1968

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Francisco
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
US Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39E 052

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Air Force Academy Professor

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Cold War Medal

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Aviator (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
Tactical Air Command (TAC)Strategic Air Command (SAC)4th Air Commando Squadron14th Air Commando Wing
14th Air Commando Squadron
  1958-1959, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1959-1960, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1967-1968, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1968, 11B2X, 14th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1968, 14th Air Commando Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCalifornia Institute of Technology
  1953-1957, United States Military Academy
  1963-1964, California Institute of Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  F-86 Sabre  B-47 Stratojet  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1961-1961, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1961-1962, F-86 Sabre
  1964-1965, B-47 Stratojet
  1967-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Quill graduated with Honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1957.  After pilot Training At Webb AFB Texas, Lt. Quill was assigned to the Tactical Air Command at Williams AFB in Arizonia flying F-86F Fighters. The Lt. was then assigned to the Strategic Air Command at McConnell AFB, Kansas where he flew B-47's.  Capt. Quill was assigned to the California Institute of Technology wher he obtained a Masters in Aeronautics. Major Quill was then assigned as a professor at the United States Air Force Acadmey.  Major Quill requested a leave of absence in 1967 to serve in Viet Nam with the stipulation that after his tour he return to the Air Force Acadmey. Maj. Quill first served with the 4th Air Commando Squadron at Bien Hoa AB and then in January 1968 he was assigned to the 14th Air Commando Squadron at Phan Rang AB. Maj. Quill was serving as a pilot on a AC-47 Gunship (#43-49859) assigned to the 14th Air Commando Squadron when on the evening of 15 Februrary 1968, the Gunship and the entire crew of eight were lost near Ninh Thuan by hostile fire.
Major Quill was 33 and married. He was posthumously promoted to major.


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