S/L David L. (“Bud”) Quinn, CD

I remembered that name…

Lest We Forget

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S/L David L. (“Bud”) Quinn, CD

Armament Officer in Charge of Gunnery
No.7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba
June 1941 to July 30, 1942

My father (above) probably knew both P/O Gagnon and LAC Norm Pringle.

Thanks to your blog, I have discovered more about my father’s wartime service. After transferring from the militia (7th Toronto Field Artillery), he joined the RCAF in 1934, starting over at the bottom as an LAC. He was an original member of what was then No. 10 Sqn (later 110 and ultimately 400 Sqn.) when it first formed up. He had risen to the rank of F/Sgt by the time of the declaration of war and was commissioned shortly after. He served throughout the war, managing to find a way to get his pilot’s wings and an overseas posting, and served with RAF 2nd TAF HQ in Europe. As…

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November 9, 1941 – Paulson, Manitoba – Update

A comment made about this post:

This is somewhat unsettling to me and very strange. My father, David L. « Bud » Quinn, who was a Flight Lieutenant at the time of the death of LAC Heal, may have witnessed this accident. He was the Armament Officer in Charge of Gunnery at No. 7 B&GS at Paulson from June 1941 until the end of July 1942.

He described to me once seeing one of his armourers turning without looking and walking into the rotating prop of an aircraft. He called out to him, but not in time. The description of the accident in the medical examiner’s official report above is consistent with how my father described it, namely « partial decapitation & decerebration ». He said that at the time it shook him to the core. Decades later he could still not get the memory out of his head.

May they all now rest in peace! Lest we forget.

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