|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1934|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1968, Vietnam|
Major (then Captain) Edward Quill was assigned to the U.S. Air Force 14th Air Commando Squadron at Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam.
On February 14, 1968, USAF AC-47D "Spooky" gunship S/N 43-49859 departed Phan Rang Air Base on a close air support mission. The aircraft was shot down just five miles south of the air base, killing all eight of the aircrew on board:
Lt. Colonel Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr., Minneapolis, MN
Captain Edward Beeding Quill Jr., San Francisco, CA
Captain Thomas Joseph Margle, New Philadelphia, PA
Staff Sergeant Warren Mitchell Dixon, Catlettsburg, KY
Staff Sergeant Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura, Santa Clara, CA
Staff Sergeant Roger Gail Lee, Hinton, OK
Sergeant James Harvey Bennett, Jr. , Cynthiana, KY
Sergeant Brent John Tosh, Cocoa, FL
It is assumed by this compiler that Edward Quill was promoted to the rank of Major posthumously.
Major Quill's name appears on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Washington, D.C., at Panel 39E - Row 52.
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery
El Paso County
Plot: 003 B 005
Maintained by: Debbie Turley Schmidt
Originally Created by: HEE (inactive)
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17326170