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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 13, 1918
Date of death: August 13, 1944
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1942 Knapp LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:



Quiet and unhurried, Paul goes about his business. He came to us a real "cornhusker"; but, despite the call oi the farm, he has changed his ways to those of the sea. In fact, he has taken such a fancy to the water that he can be found paddling around the pool most any after- noon. Pablo's good nature and helpfulness make him a perfect "wife," be you stagging, dragging, or in need of a little academic advice.

Battalion Football; Boat Club 2; C.P.O.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.


father: Richard Raymond Knapp Sr, mother: Maude Elizabeth Kenton Knapp, Lt. Paul Knapp, wife, Betty, brother: Richard Raymond Knapp Jr.
Paul with his parents.

Paul was lost when USS Flier (SS 250) was sunk by a mine in the Balabac Strait, Philippines, on August 13, 1944.

His wife, Elizabeth Ruth Knapp, was listed as next of kin.

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