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Noel Myron Knox
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1923
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1945, At Sea

Noel served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 1125th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Beltrami County, Minnesota prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 7, 1942 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

Noel died in the "Line Of Duty" when the C-47A "Sure Skin" (#42-23860), on which he was a passenger, apparently caught fire and exploded for an unknown reason and crashed in the San Pedro Bay close to Leyte during bad weather.

This crash occurred 4 days after World War II had ended.

The entire crew of 4 and all 26 passengers perished on this flight.

Service # 17037463


Crew lost on C-47A #42-23860:

Backius, John C ~ Corp, Crew Chief, New York
Gennette, Robert E ~ FO, Pilot, California
Gess, Richard A ~ Corp, Crew Chief, California
Simmons, Doyle L ~ Corp, Radio Operator, Utah

Passengers lost on C-47A #42-23860:
( only 23 of 26 are currently known )

Alderette, Manuel S ~ Pfc, New Mexico
Barone, Joseph M ~ Pfc, New York
Bloomer, George W ~ CWO, New York
Campbell, William B ~ Sgt, New York
Dunlap, Paul P ~ T/5, Kentucky
Ellis, James B ~ Pvt, Alabama
Ford, Kingdon G ~ Sgt, Pennsylvania
Gallick, Paul A ~ S/Sgt, Indiana
Gehringer, Thomas E ~ Pfc, Michigan
Huber, Ernest ~ Pfc, Illinois
James, Broadus F ~ Corp, North Carolina
Kelly, Edward M ~ T/3, Illinois
Knox, Noel N ~ T/5, Minnesota
Kranz, Lester M ~ Pfc, New York
Markulis, Joseph S ~ Pvt, Michigan
Matson, Leo W ~ Pfc, Rhode Island
Meyers, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, California
Miles, Milton E ~ T/5, New York
Nipher, Carlton K ~ S/Sgt, New York
Peragine, Joseph F ~ Pfc, New York
Robinson, Melvin R ~ Sgt, North Carolina
Ruchti, Grant C ~ Pfc, Utah
Smith, Lloyd E ~ T/5, Kentucky

Bio, Crew Report & Passenger list by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

Family links: 
  Norman L Knox (1894 - 1954)
  Esther V. Knox (1895 - 1937)
Alaska Township Cemetery
Beltrami County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Feb 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47798482
Noel Myron Knox
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Noel Myron Knox
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