Quick, Sidney William, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AP-0000-Aviation Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Pilot
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AP-0000, VT-11 Saufley's Satans
Service Years
1936 - 1943
AP-Aviation Pilot
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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Loutre
Last Address
Rhineland

Casualty Date
Jun 08, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: G BLK, 2084B

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 Duty Stations
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLUSS Yorktown (CV-5)VT-5 TigersVT-11 Saufley's Satans
  1939-1940, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1941-1942, AP-0000, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1941-1942, AP-0000, VT-5 Tigers
  1943-1943, AP-0000, VT-11 Saufley's Satans
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
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Last Known Activity

CPO Quick enlisted on 11 February 1936 from St. Louis, Missouri.  When he reenlisted in March 1939, he was based at Pensacola Naval Air Station training to be a pilot with a 4 year requirement.  He held the rank of S1C to AMM3C. A Naval AIr Pilot as of 14 Feb 1940.

March 1941 en route to Pearl Harbor, Torpedo Squadron 5.

October 1941 transferred to NAS Norfolk, Virginia to VT Squadron 5 for duty, advanced carrier training as an AMM1C

February 1943 in South Pacific with VT-11.

March 1943 with rating of Chief Aviation Pilot (CAP) (AA) aboard the USS Alhambra (CVE-18) enroute to South Pacific.

He was killed in an aircraft crash in Solomon Islands while serving with VT-11 (possible TBF Avenger aircraft).

Listed as a Ltjg on grave marker and on National Cemetery Interment forms.

Notes:  From Navy Muster Rolls (ancestry.com)
   
Comments/Citation

Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War II T
he President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Aviation Pilot First Class Sidney William Quick, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron FIVE (VT-5), attached to the U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-5), in action against enemy Japanese forces at Tulagi Harbor on 4 May 1942, and in the Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 and 8 May 1942.

These attacks, vigorously and persistently pressed home in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, and on 8 May opposed also by enemy fighters, resulted in the sinking or damaging of at least eight enemy Japanese vessels at Tulagi and the sinking of one carrier and the sinking or severe damaging of another in the Coral Sea.

Aviation Pilot First Class Quick's conscientious devotion to duty and gallant self-command against formidable odds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: May 4, 7 & 8, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Pilot First Class
Company: Torpedo Squadron 5 (VT-5)
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5)


Distinguished Flying Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Chief Aviation Pilot Sidney William Quick, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight by skillful participation in nine missions from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, from 16 April to 5 June 1943.

Chief Aviation Pilot Quick contributed greatly to the damaging of Japanese fortifications, the sinking of an enemy destroyer and the damaging of another destroyer. In a daylight attack against enemy shipping he countered an attack by several Japanese fighters and enabled his gunner to shoot down one of them.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 324 (March 1944)
Action Date: April 26 - June 5, 1943
Service: Navy
Rank: Chief Aviation Pilot
   
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