William M. QUINN
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William M. Quinn
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1ST LT ROY F. CLAYTOR
CREW #11 A/C #42-5862 "DURATION PLUS SIX" MACR #678
1ST LT ROY F. CLAYTOR P: EVADEE 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
2ND LT RAYMOND J. NUTTING, JR CP: EVADEE 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
2ND LT OSCAR C. AMISON, JR. NAV: POW 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
2ND LT KENNETH R. LORCH BOM: POW 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
T/SGT JOHN W. BURGIN TTE: EVADEE 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
S/SGT CHARLES K. BAILEY WG: EVADEE 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
T/SGT STEVEN S. KOPCZEWSKI ROG: KIA 25 JUL 43 KIEL (CREW #17)
S/SGT ROBERT H., WUSSOW BTG: KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
S/SGT JOSEPH E. KEHOE WG: NOC
S/SGT EDWARD A. MUSANTE TG: KIA 17 AUG 43 REGENSBURG
ON THE REGENSBURG MISSION THIS CREW WAS THE LEAD CREW OF THE SECOND ELEMENT, LOW SQUADRON. AT 1020 FIGHTERS ATTACKED THE LOW SQUADRON OVER EASTERN BELGIUM AND SEVERELY DAMAGED THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING CLAYTOR TO SOUND THE BAIL-OUT ALARM. EIGHT OF THE MEN ABOARD GOT OUT SAFELY, BUT MUSANTE'S CHUTE CAUGHT ON THE HORIZONTAL STABLIZER AND WAS KILLED WHEN THE PLANE EXPLODED IN MID-AIR OR WHEN IT CRASHED. WILLIAM M. HINTON, WHO WAS FLYING IN PLACE OF ROBERT WUSSO, APPARENTLY DID NOT BAIL OUT- HE MAY HAVE STAYED TOO LONG TO ASSIST MUSANTE- AND WAS KILLED. BOTH HINTON AND MUSANTE WERE GIVEN A MILITARY FUNERAL AND WERE BURIED 20 AUG 43 ON THE AIRDROME AT ST. TROND. HINTON'S GRAVE NUMBER IS #287 AND MUSANTE'S #268
On the Regensburg mission this crew was the lead crew of the second element of
the low squadron. Wingmen were Ronald Braley and Thomas Hummel, both of
whom also went down.
At 1020 a swarm of fighters attacked the low squadron over eastern Belgium and so
severely damaged the aircraft that Claytor sounded the bail out alarm. Eight of the
men aboard got out safely but .Musante's chute caught on the horizontal stabilizer
and, when the plane exploded in mid air, or when it crashedl he was killed. A
William M. Hinton, who was flying in place of Robert H. Wussow, apparently did not
bail out he may have stayed too long to assist Musante and was killed. Both
Hinton and Musante were given a military funeral and were buried 20 August 1943
"on the Airdrame St. Trond." Hinton in grave #287 and Musante in grave #268.
Two other replacements flying on the crew that day were, William M. Quinn as radio
operator and Clifford R. Starkey as tail gunner. Starkey became a POW but Quinn
evaded capture and made it back to England.
KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:
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|NUTTING, Raymond J.
|AMISON, Oscar C.
|LORCH, Kenneth R.
|BURGIN, John W.
|KOPCZEWSKI, Steven S.
|QUINN, William M.
|HINTON, William M.
|WUSSOW, Robert H.
|KEHOE, Joseph E.
|STARKEY, Clifford R.
|MUSANTE, Edward A.