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Emil Richard Knutelsky

Military

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Westchester County, NY, USA 25 January 1920
Enlisted Camp Upton Rd, Shirley, NY 11967, USA 11 February 1942

Camp Upton
Yaphank
New York

Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Willsboro, NY 12996, USA 22 November 1997
Buried Westport, NY 12993, USA December 1997

Saint Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery
Westport
Essex County
New York, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 21:34:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48253732?terms=41%5C-24480
https://www.fold3.com/page/86080613_emil_r%20knutelsky/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/6362808_emil_r%20knutelsky/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21738054

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