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Harold Edward Quinn

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Harold Edward Quinn

April 10, 1944

Jellinge, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

J/88694

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

57 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Ralph H. and Edna Ray Quinn, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 422 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave A. 7. 24.

Location:

Esbjerg is a port in south-western Jutland. ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY is about 3 kilometres to the north of the town, off the road to Hjerting, along the Gravlundvej.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Harold Edward Quinn is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Harold Edward Quinn is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of HAROLD EDWARD QUINN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Photo and excerpt of story courtesy Air War Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com

Lancaster III JB725 of 57 (RAF) Sqn. took off 21:23 from its base at East Kirkby on a Gardening (Mining) operation in the Baltic Sea.

On its way to the target area JB725 was attacked by a German night fighter while flying at 4000 metres altitude. The Lancaster caught fire, exploded in the air and crashed to the ground south of the village of Jelling at 23:48 hours killing the whole crew.

On 15/4 1944 the remains of the crew was laid to rest in one grave in Fourfelt cemetery in Esbjerg.

The crew were: P/O (BA) Harold Quinn RCAF, P/O Jack Finch RAAF,  F/Sgt Albert I. Rands RAAF, and RAF Sgts John G. Robson, Robert Smedley, Harry B. West,
and Francis J.H. Garrick.
  • Memorial– Photo of memorial stone erected neaar crash site.  Courtesy of Air War Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com

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