Frederick C. Knittle was born on 1 July 1923 to Ira Franklin Knittle and Viola Ellis.
Died 1 August 1944

Private First Class
8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division

PFC Knittle was initially buried at Tinian Cemetery, Marianas Islands. He is buried at the Honolulu Memorial, HI, E, 502.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 9 September 1944
Pfc. Knittle was killed in action with a marine corps unit somewhere in the South Pacific, the Navy Department informed his parents. Lt.-Gen- Vandegrift’s telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knittle read: “Deeply regret to inform you that your son, Pfc. Frederick C. Knittle, USMC, was killed in action in the performance of his duty and service of his country. No information available at present regarding disposition of remains. Temporary burial in locality where death occurred probable. You will be promptly furnished any additional information received. To prevent possible aid to our enemies, do not divulge the name of his ship or station. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Letter follows.”
Pfc. Knittle is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Frank Knittle, Burnt Mill Road; four sisters, Hazel, Dette, Mattie and Joyce Knittle, all of St. Elmo, Tenn., Route 3; grandparents, the Rev. And Mrs. Fred Ellis, Long Island, Ala., and Mrs. Mattie Knittle of Red Clay, Ga.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 July 1923
  • Date of death: 1 August 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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