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Crew PILOT: Robert M.  KNOX

Robert Knox Crew with Picklepuss.  The Legendary Wheels Down Crew. 
Kneeling L-R: 2nd Lt. Edwin F. Tobin-BOM, Capt Robert M. Knox-Pilot, 2nd Lt. Ernest E. Warsaw-Nav, 2nd Lt. John O. Whitaker-CP. Standing L-R: S/Sgt Frank W. Tychewicz-BTG, T/Sgt Carl T. Simon-TTE, T/Sgt Walter Paulsen-ROG, Unknown, S/Sgt Malcolm K. Maddran-WG, S/Sgt Joseph F. Laspada-WG, S/Sgt Henry A. Norton-TG, unknown (Courtesy of 100th Bomb Group Foundation via Michel Beckers)

Shot down Aug 17,1943 by enemy fighters (Hauptmann Von Bonin,Oberleutnant Barte and Leutnant Witzke), the aircraft crashed at Herbesthal Lontzen, 500 meters west of Schmalgraf, near Kelmis, west of Aachen, Belgium.

- See more at: http://aircrewremembered.com/knox-robert.html#sthash.INstVvHF.dpuf

Stars denote crew members that were KIA August 17, 1943

MACR: 00677 CR: 00677

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Robert M. KNOX P KIA
2 LT John O. WHITAKER CP KIA
3 LT Ernest E. WARSAW NAV POW
4 LT Edwin F. TOBIN BOM POW
5 T/SGT Carl T. SIMON TTE POW
6 T/SGT Walter PAULSEN ROG POW
7 S/SGT Frank W. TYCHEWICZ BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Joseph F. LaSPADA WG KIA
9 S/SGT Malcolm K MADDRAN WG CPT
10 SGT Alexander W. MARKOWSKI WG KIA
11 S/SGT Henry A. NORTON TG KIA

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Robert M. KNOX P KIA
2 T/SGT Glover E. BARNEY TTE POW

PHOTOS:

Robert M. Knox   418th   P   Pennsylvania   KIA   17 Aug 43   Regensburg   Robert M. Knox Crew

Hptm. Eckart-Wilhelm Von Bonin (Courtesy Ron Putz via Michel Beckers) involved in the shootdown of Pickelpuss/ KnoxCrew - See more at: http://aircrewremembered.com/knox-robert.html#sthash.uGFPKoh9.dpuf

Officers of Lt Knox Crew (Photo Courtesy of Max Gittelson)

Left to Right:
Pilot, Navigator, and Co Pilot "Picklepuss" B-17 
100th Bomb Group 
8th Air Force in 1943
L-R
Pilot: Capt. 
Robert M Knox 
West Philadelphia Pennsylvania (KIA)

Navigator: 2Lt. 
Ernest E Warsaw 
Chicago Illinois (POW)

Co Pilot: 2Lt. 
John O Whitaker 
Wheeling West Virginia (KIA)

A photograph of me and my grandfather LT. Ernie Warsaw Navigator of the Picklepuss. This is the memorial dedicated to crew of the Picklepuss (6 KIA, 4 POW) of the 100th BG which was shot down August 17th 1943 during the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission. The photo was taken in 2006 at the dedication of the monument in Montzen, Belgium...courtesy of Grandson Max Gittelson