Knox, Robert Miller, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Haverford Township, Pennsylvania
Last Address
RAF Thorpe Abbotts (USAAF 139), Norfolk, England

Casualty Date
Aug 17, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Belgium
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot B Row 12 Grave 18

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1942-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when his B-17F "Picklepuss" was shot down by German fighters. Five other crewmen were KIA and 4 became POW's. The aircraft was named for Capt. Knox's wife Dorothy's nickname.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=71&cat=all&tf=F&q=Robert+M+Knox&bc=&rpp=10&pg=
1&rid=685749&rlst=414228,685749,998285,1028251,1029575,1029702,1030912,1031947,1033906,1103061

https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-henri-chapelle-k/44610-knox-robert-m

https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=2861&Itemid=334

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55882357

http://aircrewremembered.com/knox-robert.html

https://www.abmc.gov/node/524586

https://www.ancestry.com

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