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Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918



  • Existence: 1897-1918

Biographical Note

Quentin Roosevelt was born on November 19, 1897 in Washington D.C. to President Theodore Roosevelt and First lady Edith Roosevelt. Due to World War I, he left Harvard University in 1917 to enroll in the United States Army. He initially was part of the 1st Reserve Aero Squadron, in Long Island, New York. Shortly after that, Roosevelt joined the 95th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group in France as a pilot. He earned on confirmed aerial kill on July 10, 1918. Just four short days later, on July 14, 1918, Quentin Roosevelt was killed when he was shot down behind enemy lines.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - R

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with R: Rae, William, Jr. [Wind tunnel engineer] "William Rae Jr., Who Turned His Love for Planes into Long Career," Seattle Times, May 29, 1993 Rahder, Karl F. [Analyst and journalist] "The RAF Bombing Campaign in Germany: Ethical and Strategic Dimensions," by Karl F. Rahder. Paper presented to the University of Chicago's Workshop on Military Affairs,...

Hamilton Coolidge World War I Collection

Identifier: 2000-10-16-101
Abstract Hamilton "Ham" Coolidge (1895-1918) was one of many young men from wealthy New England families who enlisted during World War I. The collection contains materials related to Captain Coolidge's service a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service 94th Aero Squadron. Coolidge achieved Ace status, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and was killed in action.

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