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Richard August Knobloch
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Birth: May 27, 1918
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 2001
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Brigadier General Richard A Knobloch, USAF (Ret)entered military service in 1940. At the start of World War II, he volunteered to participate in a secret mission to be led by General Jimmy Doolittle. This culminated in the first bombing of Tokyo on 18 April 1942. He later flew more than 50 additional missions against the Japanese forces. Served as Air Attache in the American Embassy in Italy and his last assignment was commander of Andrews Air Force Base.

Awards: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with Cluster, Air Medal and other U.S. and foreign decorations.

Interment with Full Military Honors.
Husband of Rosemary Alma Rice. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rosemary Alma Rice Knobloch (1919 - 2009)
 
Inscription:
Beloved Husband
Father & Grandpa
 
Note: BRIG GEN US Air Force, World War II, Korea, Vietnam
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 36 Site 295
 
Created by: Paula J
Record added: Jun 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7605225
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Thank you for your service as a Pilot, Flight Leader, and Tokyo Raider, 341st Bomb Group, 22nd Bomb Squadron, China-Burma-India, WWII. It was a pleasure meeting you.
- Rob5380
 Added: May. 23, 2015
Thinking of you on this Memorial Day week-end.
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 25, 2014
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-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 6, 2013
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