|Birth: ||May 27, 1918|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 2001|
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.
Son of William M Knobloch and Mary M Shanks
Rosemary Alma Rice Knobloch (1919 - 2009)
US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II
Father & Grandpa
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section 36 Site 295
Created by: Paula J
Record added: Jun 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7605225
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.|
Added: May. 23, 2015
Thinking of you on this Memorial Day week-end.|
Added: May. 25, 2014
R I P|
Added: Dec. 6, 2013
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