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William Quinley

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

William M. Quinley
Rank: Ensign
Service Number: 554755
Date Missing: 1953-05-05
Unit: 152nd Fighter Squadron
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Next Steps: Ensign Quinley was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron aboard the USS PRINCETON (CVA-37). On May 5, 1953, while he was on a naval gun-fire spotting mission over Wonsan, Korea, his aircraft was struck by heavy anti-aircraft fire, crashed and burned. He was listed as Missing and was presumed dead on July 26, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, Ensign Quinley was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

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