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SSgt Kneeland I Parshley

SSgt Kneeland I Parshley

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 9 Apr 1944 (aged 21–22)
Poland
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot C Row 16 Grave 2
Memorial ID 56360192 · View Source
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Kneeland served as a Staff Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-97465, 751st Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Merrimack County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 2, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.

Kneeland was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by German aircraft and crashed near Ossecken, Poland during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31175883

Son of Mrs. Annie Grace Parshley who resided in East Lynn, Massachusetts.

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on
B-17G #42-97465:


Kustaborder, Bruce L ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, PA
Parshley, Kneeland I ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NH
Walker, Robert K ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, GA

Airmen who became POW's from
B-17G #42-97465:


Croft, Frank L, Jr ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NY
Gerber, David M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Greenawalt, Marlin D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
Jackson, Frank S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, PA
Lathal, J B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OR
Mills, Leland E ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, TX

S/Sgt Lionel W Havlas, who was the Radio Operator, "evaded capture" and returned to the American Forces.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56360192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Kneeland I Parshley (1922–9 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56360192, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .