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Loyes Herman Knotts

Military

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3849

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • George Thom

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, remained with A/C as crew baled out, following them at extreme low level. Seemingly he...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44; Shot down by fighters, crew baled out at low level. 10 x POW. MACR 3849 ...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Whitley Township Greene, PA 2 July 1922

Son of Lambert L and Ella J [Stoneking] Knotts.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 27 October 1942
Based Shipdham 1944 – 8 April 1944

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Hanover, Germany 8 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, baled out at low level. POW. MACR 3849

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 8 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Discharged USAAF 25 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Akron, OH 4 March 1997
Buried Hillside Memorial Park, Akron, PA 6 March 1997

Hillside Memorial Park
Akron,
Summit County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2019 12:46:03 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29627742
https://www.fold3.com/image/545095205
https://www.fold3.com/record/19142589-loyes-h-knotts
https://www.fold3.com/record/87078530-loyes-h-knotts
https://www.fold3.com/image/119005100?rec=119005118
https://www.fold3.com/record/628073777-loyes-knotts-1922
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119700549/loyes-h_-knotts

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3849 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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