WILLIAM M. KNAPP, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 27, 1921
Date of death: June 18, 1947
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1943 Knapp LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

WILLIAM MARSHALL KNAPP

Washington, D. C.

I'm a Navy Junior and proud of it!" How often have those words proclaimed Bill's faith in his kind. Perhaps that same energy with which he defends his side of any argument accounts for his flair for athletics. Plebe year, soccer, swimming and Glee Club left him little spare time. Came youngster year, and Bill decided that his real love was swimming. His spot on the varsity squad will be a hard one to fill. "Life with Willy" had its surprises. It took a real man to indulge in symphony and cake before breakfast, but such was Bill's capacity for the unusual. We feel confident that a second capacity, for work, will carry him far.

He was a member of the swim team.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about William's life or loss.

He is buried in Texas. He was survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom was a midshipman in 1966. William's wife was remarried to a classmate of his, Henry J. H. Cooke.


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Class of 1943
William is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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