Collection Size: 5 oversized folders + 3 audio cassettes
Date Span: 1971--1987
Scope / Content: Collection includes newspaper clippings and photographs of Knapp, veterans' newsletters of the 57th Bomb Wing, and Knapp's tape recorded recollections of his life as a military aviator.
Biographical Sketch: Knapp had a 36 year career in the U. S. military, beginning with the 92nd Bombardment Squadron in World War I. He held a number of assignments between the wars, and in World War II commanded the 321st Bombardment Group. In 1943 the 321st saw service in North Africa, and Knapp won a Silver Star for an unescorted attack on an Axis ship convoy. In 1944 he commanded the 57th Bomb Wing and was promoted to brigadier general.
SERIES 1: Personal Documents--
SERIES 2: Interviews