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Marvin F Knight

Military

Crashed at Apelern on 3 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338297. Prisoner of War (POW) until the end of the war

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38297

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Chas White, Walter Helm, Jim Gunderson, George Lemberling, Marvin Knight, Fred Graf, Loren Arment, Doyle Whitney,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Port Arthur, TX, USA 12 September 1921
Enlisted Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX, USA 25 January 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 3 March 1945
Died Portland, OR, USA 10 January 1996

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 00:58:16 Sarah1701 Changes to events
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Daughter

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 00:44:08 Sarah1701 Changes to events
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Daughter

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 00:42:15 Sarah1701 Changes to biography and events
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Biographical information from daughter Sarah

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 00:26:39 Sarah1701 Changes to role and media associations
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Marvin Franklin Knight

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2016 00:23:16 Sarah1701 Changes to media associations
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Marvin Franklin Knight, 493rd Bomb Group, 860th Squadron

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Helton s Hellcats, A Pictorial History of the 493rd BG, pub 1998/MACR 12887, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php / MACR 12887 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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