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Knagg, John A

Individual Personnel Data
Name Knagg, John A   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 20606983   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #255 dated 24 December 1944, effective 24 December 1944.
  • Assigned to a non-384th unit, per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - 482nd Bomb Group, effective 24 May 1945.
Duty Flexible Gunner / Radio Countermeasures
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 24 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 1 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #1 dated 1 January 1945.
  • Reclassified from MOS 611 to MOS P-514 effective 13 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #55 dated 13 March 1945.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 17 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #59 dated 17 March 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Reed, Verlin DeanPilotCT
2nd Lt. Thebart, Ellsworth ECo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Weiss, Morris BNavigatorFCMEW
CPL. Vermillion, Eugene CarrollTogglierTR
CPL. Grimes, Paul JohnRadio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Bobbitt, Charles RufusEngineer / Top Turret GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Leighton, Robert RaymondBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Gariepy, Ernest JTail GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Knagg, John AFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 22 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Landed on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Spot Jammer 43‑38994 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Spot Jammer 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
RADAR Countermeasures 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

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