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Gaylord Adrian Knapp


Knapp was one of the few "Flying Sergeants" to fly combat missions in World War II


Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 47th Bomb Group


Event Location Date
Born Grand Rapids, Michigan 27 November 1921
Lived in Muskegon Heights, MI 1 April 1940
Died Converse, Texas 24 December 2001
Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 27 December 2001

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Section 26 Site 2389


Date Contributor Update
15 February 2021 02:27:32 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations