KNAPP Jack Frederick 415664

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Jack Frederick KNAPP

Service No: 415664
Born: Fremantle WA, 19 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 December 1941
Unit: No. 142 Squadron (RAF), Oudna, Tunisia
Died: Air Operations: (No. 142 Squadron Wellington aircraft LN466), Italy, 24 November 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Milan War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Lee Knapp and Daisy Amelia Knapp, of East Fremantle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

A Missing Research & Enquiry team (Central Mediterranean Area) report stated “On 24 November 1943 Wellington LN466 crashed into a mountain three miles west of Issime, which is approximately 70 miles north west of Milan, Italy. The aircraft was smashed into small pieces but one complete engine from the aircraft was found. All the crew were killed.”

The crew members of LN466 were:

Sergeant Kenneth Ross Carter (933794) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Albert Clive Glenwright (410323) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Jack Frederick Knapp (415664) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Eric Walter Lawrence (1392140) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant James Gordon Wade (413050) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia on-Line Record A705, 166/23/27