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Adrian Vernon Knox

Military

Assigned to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing/strafing mission to Liege vectored onto parked up tank column in St Vith and hit by 88mm flak burst which took out the port engine, successfully feathered, starboard engine noted to be streaming oil and coolant. Shortly after stated he was baling out, canopy came off, no sign of chute deploying. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11413.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-68081

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing/strafing mission to Liege vectored onto parked up tank column in St Vith and hit by 88mm flak burst which took out the port engine, successfully feathered, starboard engine noted...

Associated Place

  • Warmwell

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Woodsford, the station opened as a grass airfield Armament Practice Camp in 1937. Subject to a change of name in 1938, to avoid confusion with the Avro factory airfield of Woodford, RAF Warmwell was used as a training, fighter and ASR...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Davidson, NC, USA 10 November 1921

Son of Adrian Carson and Connie Ethel [Dunn] Knox.

Lived in Mecklenburg County, NC, USA 1941
Enlisted Charlotte, NC, USA 7 April 1942
Based Warmwell 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died St Vith, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing/strafing mission to Liege vectored onto parked up tank column and hit by 88mm flak burst which took out the port engine, successfully feathered, starboard engine noted to be streaming oil and coolant. Shortly after stated he was baling out, canopy came off, no sign of chute deploying. KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11413.

Buried Neuville-en-Condroz, 4121 Neupré, Belgium 24 December 1944

Interred
Neuville-en-Condroz Military Cemetery
Belgium

Buried Charlotte, NC, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Evergreen Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2017 15:43:33 Al_Skiff Changes to surname and suffix
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/317966121
https://www.fold3.com/page/84022220_adrian_v%20knox/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/30328633
http://www.cmstory.org/content/knox-adrian-vernon-2nd-lieutenant
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145857795

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2017 15:43:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/317966121
https://www.fold3.com/page/84022220_adrian_v%20knox/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/30328633
http://www.cmstory.org/content/knox-adrian-vernon-2nd-lieutenant
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145857795

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