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Ralph  B.  Knox


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(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

27 January 1985

Dear Will:

I am sorry to have taken so long in answering your letter, but I am not much of a letter writer.

Anyhow!! I am sending you a copy of what I had written down almost 41 years ago. It should tell you most of what you want to know.

I am also sending copies of letters sent to me by Whitlock and Ricks. They will answer the question of what happened to Wilson and Stewart up in the front. The letter from Ricks shows that he and Whitlock were POWs in Germany, but I know nothing of the bombardier, name of Waite. As for the back end of the plane, Bonham, the tail gunner was killed, the replacement waist gunner, Kosch, was killed and the other waist gunner Dunajecz was not hurt as far as I could see. I got him out of the plane before I got out, but never saw his chute open.

As for myself, that is another and longer story and if you want to hear it, I'll tell it to you at the reunion if you are there in May. I expect to be there, along with Chase and Holtz.

See you then,

R. B. Knox
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