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Dan C Knight


Lieutenant Dan C Knight flew 28 missions with 401st Bomb group from 22 February to 25 June 1944. He and his crew were the first assigned to the 401st Bomb Group.

Knight was pilot of B-17 'Mary Alice' which was named after his mother.



  • Charles Atcher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Charles Atcher

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Edward Chambers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Edward C. Chambers flew 60 missions, from 02/22/1944, mission #26, to 08/27/1944, mission #136. He served as a Bombardier and Navigator.

  • Frederick Cope

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 401st Bomb Group

  • Frederick Cope

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Cummings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    DFC, AM (3)

  • Lawrence Cummings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group

  • Walter Dengler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/31/44 in B-17 Umbriago #42-107092, Interred (INT).

  • William Huegin

    Military | First Lieutenant | 401st Bomb Group

  • William Huegin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31983 Mary Alice

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • American Air Museum

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born New York State 1 February 1918


Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 16:27:33 Emily Changes to biography and person associations

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2018 13:14:51 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and place associations

American Air Museum text from displays.

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 15:15:35 MaryEllenPfeifer Changes to biography

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2014 11:14:18 PhillWray Changes to biography and awards

Biographical details corrected and updated from AAM caption,

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2014 11:08:02 Emily Changes to media associations

Associated Image of Dan C Knight with Mary Alice.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000/daughter,