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396th Officers and Enlisted Men Killed in Action

19 January 1944


2nd Lt.    Collopy, Joseph P.           Navigator


2nd Lt. Collopy was killed when his aircraft,41-30776, made a water landing 20 miles south of Mille Island after a low level attack on Mille Islnad.


25 January 1944


2nd Lt.    Knickerbocker, Malcolm M.    Co-Pilot


2nd Lt. Knickerbocker was killed during a low level attack on Taroa Island.


29 January 1944


2nd Lt.    Kritz, Daniel                Bomb/Nav


2nd Lt. Kritz was killed by friendly fire from U.S. Navy Hellcats while returning from attack on Wotje Island.