Knarr, John Oscar, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
845-Gun Crewman, Heavy Artillery
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 845, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Corporal


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hambleton
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
May 13, 1975
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CORPORAL JOHN OSCAR KNARR WAS A FARM HAND NEAR HAMBLETON WEST VIRGINIA BEFORE ENTERING THE SERVICE ON 16 JULY 1942. HE SERVED IN EUROPE FROM 25 JANUARY 1943 TO 22 SEPTEMBER 1945 AS AN AMMUNITION BEARER (MOS 845) WITH THE 34TH BOMB SQUADRON, 17TH BOMB GROUP. UPON RETURNING TO THE STATES CPL KNARR WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON 13 OCTOBER 1945 AT FORT GEORGE MEADE MARYLAND. JOHN KNARR PASSED AWAY IN PARSONS WEST VIRGINIA ON 13 MAY 1975.
   
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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1943

Description
(Tunisia Campaign 17 November 1942 to 13 May 1943) Having gained Algeria, the Allies quickly turned eastward, hoping to take Tunis and Bizerte before the Germans could send reinforcements into Tunisia. But the drive broke down short of the goal. In February 1943, after Rommel had been driven into Tunisia, the Axis took the offensive and pushed through Kasserine Pass before being stopped. With Ninth and Twelfth Air Forces in the battle, the Allies drove the enemy back into a pocket around Bizerte and Tunis, where Axis forces surrendered in May. Thus Tunisia became available for launching an attack on Sicily as a preliminary to an assault on Italy.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Dec 14, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Armored Division

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  222 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Baxter, Everett, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Canham, John, MAJ, (1934-1945)
  • Carratelli, Horace, 1st Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Coker, Jessie Willard, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Crow, Wendell, CPT, (1941-1944)
  • Eddy, George, T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Fisco, Richard, S/Sgt
  • Gargano, Peter John, T/5, (1941-1943)
  • Golab, Edward
  • Goodman, John, BG, (1939-1962)
  • Guthrie, Elmer Lee, T/5, (1940-1945)
  • Guy, Leslie, PFC, (1941-1945)
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