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
Not Specified
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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/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
(Naples-Foggia Campaign 18 Aug 1943-21 Jan 1944 (Air); 9 Sep 1943-21 Jan 1944 (Ground) After Allied bombardment of communications and airfields in Italy, Montgomery crossed the Strait of Messina on 3 September 1943 and started northward. Five days later Eisenhower announced that the Italian Government had surrendered. Fifth Army, under Clark, landed at Salerno on g September and managed to stay despite furious counterattacks. By 18 September the Germans were withdrawing northward. On 27 September Eighth Army occupied the important airfields of Foggia, and on I October Fifth Army took Naples. As the Allies pushed up the peninsula, the enemy slowed the advance and brought it to a halt at the Gustav Line.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Dec 14, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Armored Division

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  293 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Baxter, Everett, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Bernholz, Charles H., T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Eddy, George, T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Fisco, Richard, S/Sgt
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