2LT Robert E Knobloch

2LT Robert E Knobloch

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Nov 1944 (aged 20–21)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Plot A, 0, 3
Military Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force
Memorial ID 883240 · View Source
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Robert served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on A-20G "Oh Please" #43-9419, Far East Air Force - Combat Replacement Training Center (FEAF - CRTC) 360th Service Squadron.

He resided in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 5, 1943 in Miami Beach, Florida. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

A-20G "Oh Please" #43-9419 was one of six A-20's that took off from Nadzab Airfield on a training mission. For an unknown reason they flipped over and crashed near Maprik, Papua New Guinea during the war.

Robert was Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was originally interred in Manila and was later repatriated here on December 1, 1949.

Service # 15063204

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Airmen who perished on A-20G #43-9419:

Baker, John D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IN
Knobloch, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, PA

Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 883240
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Robert E Knobloch (1923–21 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 883240, citing Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .