Nominal Roll Q – Quelch to Quinn

Quelch  Quin  Quinn 

QUELCH

Robert Norman Quelch, RAF 1319114 – Wireless Operator  (prisoner of war)

Arrived Friday, 20 August 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire from No. 1665 Conversion Unit.



1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4  shot down on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 5 (80 % completion rate)

Undertook 5 Ops with DC Henley’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
24/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 26/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 7 days

Stirling Mk.III EE878 AA – P,  was badly damaged by flak and by night-fighter action near the target area. With the port inner engine out of action, and the port elevator only partially effective, considerable height was lost evading the fighter before control was regained. They were now almost out of fuel and at low level when the captain ordered the crew to bale out. Some of the crew succeeded in clearing the plane before it crash-landed at Ahrbruck, 7 miles South West of Ahrweiler. The Navigator and Air Bomber were killed when their parachutes failed to deploy in time. The Pilot died at the controls. Those who died were buried at municipal cemetery at Mayschoss, but later reinterred in the RheinbergWar Cemetery, south of Wesel. The other four crew all survived but were captured as P.o.W’s.

P.o.W Number: 222631
P.o.W Camps: Dulag Luft, Stalag IVB
Returned to the United Kingdom: not known.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, The National Archives:AIR781/1 through AIR78/177/6 – Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Department of the Air Member for Personnel: Index to Airmen and Airwomen


QUIN

Joseph Guy Quin, RAF 1256373 – Observer   (killed in action)
Born in 1917.

Arrived Saturday, 01 November 1941 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 25.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 30    killed on 31st Op
total sorties undertaken 31 (97 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with ER Jones’s crew as  Obs
2 Ops with JK Climie’s crew as  Obs
9 Ops with CM Hill’s crew as  Obs
5 Ops with PJ Wilson’s crew as  Obs
13 Ops with R Bertram’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
26/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Emden and Ostend (ER Jones), 27/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest and Dusseldorf (JK Climie), 02/01/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest (ER Jones), 09/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen (CM Hill), 12/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 25/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at St.Nazaire and Essen, 28/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Lubeck, 01/04/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre, 05/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Cologne, 06/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 08/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Hamburg (JK Climie), 10/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen (CM Hill), 12/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at LeHavre and Essen, 25/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Rostock and Dunkirk (PJ Wilson), 27/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne and Mine Laying off Heligoland, 29/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Gennevilliers, 02/05/1942 Gardening – St. Nazaire, 04/05/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Stuttgart, 29/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Dieppe, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne (R Bertram), 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 06/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 08/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 16/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 19/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 20/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 22/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 23/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire and (Gardening), 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen, 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 7 months 3 days

Wellington Mk.III Z.1616 AA-D completed a normal take-off at 23:20, but approximately 5 minutes after becoming airborne, fire was seen to break out on the aircraft (witnesses say the aircraft was on fire before it crashed). The Wellington then crashed in flames near Red House Farm, Methwold, a few miles north of Feltwell. All five crew were killed.

Killed age 25 on the 29th of June 1942.

Son of Joseph Harold and Alice Maud Quin; Husband of Margaret Quin.

Buried Laleham (All Saints) Churchyard, Staines, Middlesex, England..
Grave location – Plot 11. Row B. Grave 1.

‘Greater love hath no man’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, The National Archives:AIR781/1 through AIR78/177/6 – Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Department of the Air Member for Personnel: Index to Airmen and Airwomen, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


QUINN

Arthur Quinn, RAF 1095594 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
Born in 1921.

Arrived Wednesday, 16 September 1942 at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8    killed on 9th Op
total sorties undertaken 9 (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with GH Jacobson’s crew as  F/Gnr
8 Ops with JA McConnell’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
30/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Terschelling (JA McConnell), 05/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Aachen (GH Jacobson), 06/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck (JA McConnell), 08/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Ile De Groix, 09/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off East Frisian Islands, 13/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 15/10/1942 Activities of “A” Flight at Mildenhall. Operations. Attacks Against Targets at Cologne, 23/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Genoa, 24/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Milan

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 24 days

Wellington Mk.III BK.725 was brought down by enemy action over France, crashing near Valencienns, 25 miles North East of Cambrai. All five crew were killed. They were buried at Valenciennes.

Killed age 21 on the 25th of October 1942.

Son of Arthur and Margaret Quinn, of Seaham, Co. Durham.

Buried Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, France..
Grave location – Plot 4. Row A. Coll. Grave 15.

‘He giveth
His beloved sleep
At rest’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


QUINN

Eric James Quinn, RNZAF NZ4210077 – Navigator   (killed in action)
Born on Friday, 29 February 1924 in Wellington, New Zealand. Employed as a teacher prior to enlistment.

Arrived Monday, 26 June 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 20 from No.31 Base.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 8, including 1 DNC (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with KM MacKay’s crew as  Nav, including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 18 days

Lancaster Mk.III ND800 AA-J was lost without trace. All seven crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 20 on the 21st of July 1944.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 264.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – , Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand