Knapp, Paul, LT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USS Flier (SS-250)
Service Years
1938 - 1944

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Nemaha, NE
Last Address
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Aug 13, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Flier (SS-250) was on her second war patrol when she was rocked by a great explosion while traveling through the Balabac Strait. She sank in one minute and all but 13 officers and men were lost with the boat. Lieutenant Knapp was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 19 January 1946.

Service number: 123451
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Flier (SS-250)
  1943-1944, USS Flier (SS-250)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Peru State CollegeUnited States Naval Academy
  1936-1938, Peru State College
  1938-1941, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 19, 1941, Commissioned as Ensign
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Oct 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
United States Navy Memorial
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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