• Links to Oral History Sessions: Knipling, Albert J. (May 2, 2007)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Korean War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Navy
  • Theater(s): European; Pacific; Korean
  • Navy Ship: USS Massachusetts (BB-59)


Mr. Knipling served in the US Navy as a naval gun crew member. During World War II, he served aboard the USS Massachusetts during the North African invasion and several campaigns in the Pacific Theater. During the Korean War, he served aboard the USS Leyte, an aircraft carrier, in the Korean Theater.