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Raymond Larry Knight
Birth: Jun. 15, 1922
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Timpson, Texas he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps. In April 1944, he was assigned to the 350th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force, Northern Italy, where he flew 82 combat missions in a P-47 Thunderbolt. On the morning of April 25, 1945, Lieutenant Knight volunteered to lead another attack on the airfield at Bergamo, Italy. During this raid and the previous day on the same airfield, he destroyed six twin engine aircraft and three fighter planes. While returning to the US Air Corps base, his plane was seriously damaged from enemy fire and crashed in the Appennini Mountains. For his actions which hindered the enemy's ability to attack the advancing Allied forces from the air, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His other awards included two Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Houston National Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section H-B Site 11
GPS (lat/lon): 29.93053, -95.4507
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18089
Raymond Larry Knight
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On this July 4th, 2016 you are remembered for your bravery and service to our country. All of your classmates at John H. Reagan High School in Houston have remembered you all through the years.Just this past year your name was placed in the hallway of Rea...(Read more)
- Ron C
 Added: Jul. 4, 2016
In remembrance of you and your service to our country. god Bless.
- R. Owens
 Added: Jun. 15, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Jun. 15, 2016
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