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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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/Sicily Campaign (1943)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
(Sicily Campaign 9 July to 17 August 1943) In preparation for the invasion of Sicily the Allies captured the islands in the Sicilian strait, with aerial bombardment forcing the capitulation of Pantelleria on 11 June 1943. By that time Allied air power had begun the attack on Sicily by bombing defenses and airfields. The invasion itself got under way on the night of 9/10 July with airborne landings that were followed the next day by an amphibious assault. The enemy offered strong resistance, but the Allies had superiority in the air and soon had planes operating from Sicilian bases to support Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Patton’s Seventh.

Interdictory operations against communications in Italy and between Italy and Sicily convinced the enemy that it would be impossible to move strong reinforcements. By 17 August 1943 the Allies were in possession of the island, but they had not been able to prevent a German evacuation across the Strait of Messina.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Dec 14, 2012
   
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  283 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Badyl, Kenneth
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Canham, John, MAJ, (1934-1945)
  • Corey, Orris W., T/4, (1941-1945)
  • Dixon, James, CPT, (1942-1945)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • England, Joe, S/Sgt, (1948-1951)
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
  • Golab, Edward
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