Eldred (Ted) QUINN


QUINN, Eldred

Service Number: 417413
Enlisted: 25 April 1942
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 80 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 17 September 1922
Home Town: Forreston, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Forreston Primary & Birdwood High School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Borneo, 9 August 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Position 5, Row D, Grave 3, Labuan War Cemetery, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Forreston War Memorial Hall, Gumeracha Methodist Church Memorial Stained Glass Window, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 417413
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 417413, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 417413
9 Aug 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 417413, No. 80 Squadron (RAAF), Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Eldred was born on 17th September, 1922 in Gumeracha in South Australia

His parents were Albert John QUINN and Evelyn Kate PANNELL

He was a Pilot Officer with the RAAF - Unit - 80th Squadron

He died as a result of his plane being shot down during  air operations over enemy positions at Sanga Sanga, Borneo on 9th August, 1945  & is buried in Labuan War Cemetery in Malaysia with a cross & headstone bearing the words

"Under the shadow of thy wings, he rests, lovingly remembered"

He name is memoralized on the Australian War Memorial, the Adelaide Wall of Remembrance & the Forreston War Memorial Hall, Gumeracha, South Australia

He was flying a Kittyhawk A 20 -1161 during his last battle with the enemy