Obit: Knecht, Herbert E. (1920 - 1943)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Knect

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.)

Knecht, Herbert E. (29 Aug. 1920 - 7 Feb. 1943)


Sgt. Herbert Knecht Was Flight Engineer in Southwest Pacific

- -- Unity - Sgt. Herbert E. Knecht, 22, who was serving as flight engineer in the Southwest Pacific, was killed Feb. 7 in performance of his duty, according to War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Knecht, route 1, Unity.

Sgt. Knecht, who was elevated to that rank on Jan. 31, had enlisted in the Marines Jan. 12, 1942, and had received his basic training in San Diego, Calif., from January to April. He attended aviation service school at U. S. Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, Fla., graduating from there Oct. 17, 1942, with a corporal’s rating.

After graduating he returned to San Diego and completed a course for Air Force personnel in the first and second echelon, airplane and engine maintenance, on Dec. 4, 1942. Shortly after this he flew to an unknown overseas destination.

Sgt. Knecht was born in Winona, Minn., Aug. 29, 1920, and received his eight years of grade school education at Oak Grove Public School at Unity.

Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Carlton Knecht, Unity, and Roland Knecht, at home; and two sisters, Miss Bernadine Knecht, Unity, and Miss Ardina Knecht, at home


Re: Obit: Knecht, Herbert E. (1920 - 1943)

Contact: Herbert E. Knecht

Hallo mein Name ist Herbert Eduard Knecht und durch Zufall bin ich auf diese Seite gestossen. Mir tut es Leid, dass mein Namensvetter schon in so jungen Jahren in einem sinnlosem Krieg sein Leben verloren hat. Gruss aus Germany. Herbert E. Knecht

Re: Obit: Knecht, Herbert E. (1920 - 1943)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Interpretation via Paralink of the message presented by Herbert Eduard Knecht of Germany, dated 22 December, 2008.

Hello my name is Herbert Eduard Knecht and by chance I have bumped into this side. I am sorry that my namesake has lost his life already during so young years in a pointless war. Greeting from Germany. Herbert E. Knecht




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