Hermes' Wings

History, Writing and Personal Musings


First Lt. Quince L. Brown of the 84th Fighter Squadron and Bristow, Oklahoma, reputed as the “first man in the European theater to destroy four German planes on one day while flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter,” poses with his dog, a German shepherd pup. Quince was shot down and captured — and subsequently murdered by German civilians on 6 September 1944. His dog was sent on to his folks in Oklahoma. (Roger Freeman Collection FRE309)

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