Bradford Lawrence Knapp, of Bretton Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut, died November 10, 2005 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 58 years old. He leaves behind his mother, Hilda Knapp of Maine, and two sister; Sandra Estabrook of Maine and Patricia Mullaney of New Hampshire.

Born in Flushing, New York on August 18, 1946, he was the son of Hilda and Romaine S. Knapp II. He lived in New Hampshire from 1957 to 1963. He graduated from Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut in 1965. After graduating he attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a degree in business from the University of New Hampshire at Henniker, New Hampshire. He then joined the Air Force and received his pilot training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He was a fighter pilot in SAC. After his discharge from the Air Force he was employed as a security officer at General Electric's Corporate Headquarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut for 28 years.

Brad was a Boy Scout leader and a member of MENSA. While employed by General Electric he attended Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Connecticut and earned a degree in computer science. He had a lifelong interest in photography. He was a fan of Star Trek since the series first aired on TV and he loved anything written by Anne McCaffrey. He enjoyed regular trips to the Mohegan Sun with his friends and vacations at the family camp in Jefferson, Maine.

Brad never married and had no children - he was a loving brother and son and a devoted uncle. He was predeceased by his father, Romaine S. Knapp in 2004. When I was writing the Airman book Brad gave me advice, explained things to me that I did not know or did not understand and entertained me with stories of his hitch in the service. Because he was my brother and because he was involved with the book and this website I am including him in these pages. I loved him very much and miss him every day.

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