Knapp, Herman Ludwig, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1978, 1115F, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1951 - 1967
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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Roselle, NJ
Last Address
Udorn RTAFB

Casualty Date
Apr 24, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
US Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 080

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 Unit Assignments
433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron - Satan's Angels8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf PackUS Air Force
  1966-1967, 1115F, 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron - Satan's Angels
  1966-1967, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1967-1978, 1115F, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Rutgers University
  1947-1951, Rutgers University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  F-4 Phantom  
  1958-1962, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1965-1967, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On April 24, 1967, Charles Austin was serving as bombardeir / navigator on board Major Herman L. Knapp's F-4C phantom fighter bomber. The aircraft was lead in a flight of four dispatched from Udorn Airfield, Thailand on a strike mission over North Vietnam. The strike was on a five span bridge four miles north of the center of Hanoi. The raids purpose was to sever North Vietnam rail links with communist China. An electrical transformer station was seven miles north of Hanoi and was also attacked.

During the strike, Knapp and Austins aircraft was struck by a flak burst, disintergrated, and two large pieces of flaming wreakage were seen to strike the ground in a fireball. No parachutes were seen and no beepers were heard. Nevertheless, it was apparently believed that Knapp and Austin may have exited the aircraft, as both men were classified Missing In Action rather than Killed In Action, Body Not Recovered. Eleven years later, based on no information to indicate the two men were alive, they were administratively declared dead.


   
Comments/Citation
Herman Ludwig Knapp
Colonel

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Roselle, NJ
Date of birth: 04/11/1929

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Air Force
Grade at loss: O4
Rank: Colonel
Note: Promoted while in MIA status
ID No: 150204721
MOS: 1115F: Pilot
Length Service: 26
Unit: 433RD TAC FTR SQDN, 8TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 09/23/1966
Incident Date: 04/24/1967
Casualty Date: 06/07/1978
Age at Loss: 49
Location: Province not reported, North Vietnam
Remains: Body not recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land


   
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