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Hugh Johnston Knerr


Served as supply and mainentance deputy commander for the service command from 24 Jul 42-22 Oct 43 the CG from 23 Oct 43-Jun 45.

Served as CG for administration under Spaatz as well as Cmdr of 8th AF Service Command Knerr exercised theater-wide authority over logistical matters-and supply and maintenance won recognition as a function equal with combat operations.

Dist. Service Medal/ Legion of Merit and Bronze Star


Units served with

  • US Strategic Air Forces

    US Strategic Air Forces

    Eighth Air Force Headquarters became USSTAF in February 1944 and oversaw all Strategic Air Force activities in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations, particularly the operations of the Eighth and Fifteenth Air Forces.

  • VIII Air Force Service Command


Event Location Date
Born Fairfield, Iowa
Died 26 October 1971


Date Contributor Update
11 September 2018 10:19:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations

WWII European Theatre Army Records, Roster of Key Officers, January 1945 via Fold 3

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia