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Albert B Knowles

Military

Painted nose art on group B-24s including 'Yokum Boy', 'Patchie', 'Top O' the Mark', 'You Can't Take it With You'.

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51110 Top O' The Mark

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash-landed 29 June 1944 at Horsham St Faith on return from Aschersleben mission after being hit by Anti-aircraft fire and set ablaze. The order to bail out was given, but before the fire was extinguished, two airmen bailed out due to failure of...

  • 42-95117 You Can't Take It With You!

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 20 July 1944 in Beligium after the aircraft's number one engine exploded, and the crew lost control. All members of the crew bailed out, 3 were taken Prisoner of War, 1 was Missing in Action, and the others returned to duty.

  • 42-95219 Miss "Gus", Patchie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 42-95219 'Patchie' of the 752nd Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group.

  • 42-100311 Yokum Boy

    B-24 Liberator
    Declared war weary in the Autumn of 1944 and salvaged by Base Air Depot 3 at Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland.

Events

Event Location Date
Born McKinney, Texas 14 July 1923

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2020 15:32:36 thomas@tlknowles.com Changes to nickname
Sources

From son Thomas

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Son

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