William P Quinlan

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    Does anyone have any information on William Quinlan? He was my uncle and lost on the Leopoldville. His body as never recovered. Thanks

    Allan Andrade

    Pfc. William P. Quinlan from Omaha, Nebraska was assigned to Company F, weapons platoon, 262nd regiment, 66th infantry division. There were 3 survivors from his platoon of which 2 were hospitalized. No bodies from his platoon were recovered. The body of Pfc. Quinlan was among the 27 from his platoon never found. Company F was quartered where the torpedo struck the ship. Of 175 soldiers assigned to Company f, only 19 survived. Stats from my copy of National archive official army Leopoldville casualty lists prepared on 12/29/1944 & 01/05/1945. Ms. Sorenson should contact me directly via e-mail at agandrade37@msn.com. If she has a photo of him I will post it on the appropriate In Memoriam page.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

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