William E Knox Jr

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31658. Killed in Action (KIA). Part of Oeration 'Big Week'



Air Medal, Purple Heart

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Danse Macabre
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Alabama 16 September 1923

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 10 February 1944

Buried/ Commemorated

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial Plot: D Row: 10 Grave: 5

Revisions

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Added a connection to the A/C #42-31658 listed in the "Summary biography".

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Added "O-" to the S/N to aid clarity.

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Updated the Born and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56359188 .

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2546, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces