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Robert S McKnight


Assigned to 79TCS, 436TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on D-day missions, also on Op Varsity [Rhine crossing].



  • 42-100521 'Night Fright'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 79TCS, 436TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 2 x missions on D-day Op 'Albany', Op 'Elmira' and later on Op 'Varsity' [Rhine crossing]. Sustained 100+ hits on 'Elmira' which she returned safely from, but which took her out of service for 4 days for...

Associated Place

  • Bottesford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an RAF bomber station during 1940-41 and improved in 1943, Bottesford eventually had three concrete runways, 26 pan and 21 loop hardstandings, and nine T2 plus one B1 hangars. The station was occupied by the RAF from November 1941 to November...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...


Event Location Date
Based Bottesford 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 79TCS, 436TCG, 9AF USAAF. Initially at Bottesford, later at Membury.


Date Contributor Update
29 June 2017 17:56:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations