[As told by William F. Knapp]
that both he and Joseph Endress had been battle field commissioned
as Second Lieutenants and were acting in that capacity.
Bill's paperwork to make the commission official was not filed
until February 9, 1945. The appointment was
requested by Lt. Col. Shields Warren and approved by Col. Lindquist.
Knapp went directly to Col. Lindquist to inquire why Joe wasn't included
on the commissions list and was told him he couldn't be
which explains why there
is no evidence that SSgt Endress was elevated to a commissioned