Hancock County

Flight Officer Edmund B. Knoll




Flight Officer Knoll B-24 Co-Pilot Bomber

Garner -- Mr. and Mrs. George Knoll of Garner have been notified by the war department that their son, Flight Officer Edmund B. Knoll is missing in action over Germany since March 2. Flight Officer Knoll was a co-pilot on a B-24 bomber. He was home Jan. 1 for about 10 days and went overseas late in January.

Edmund was born and reared here and was graduated from Garner high school in 1940. He had been in service about 2 years.

He has a brother, Sgt. Anthony Knoll, 26, who is in the air corps in France. A sister, Mary Ann Knoll, is employed in Marshalltown.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, March 22, 1945

Son Reported Dead

GARNER, IA. -- Mr. and Mrs. George Knoll were advised by the war department that their son, Flight Officer George B. Knoll who has been missing in action since Mar. 2 1945, while on his second mission over Germany, is now considered to be officially dead.

Source: The Des Moines Register, unknown date of publication

Crew #585, 466th BG - 785th BS

Standing Left to Right: Ernest Ratliff (TG), Frank Korycanek (R/O), Andrew Swartz (NG), Richard Maki (WG/NG), John Spissinger (FE), Robert Shaddy (BTG/RWG),

Sitting Left to Right: Henry E. Holm (N), Howard W. Greiner (P), Edmund B. Knoll (CP), Ballinger (B)

Final resting place: Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium

Photos Source: American Air Museum in Britain