Duerson Knight
Duerson Knight
Duerson Knight
  • Country: United States
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service: United States Air Service
  • Unit: 1 (RAF)Victories: 10
  • Date Of Birth: January 21, 1893
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
  • Date Of Death: April 1983
  • Place of Death: Walnut Creek, California

Knight joined the United States Air Service in 1917. To gain combat experience, he was temporarily assigned to the Royal Air Force. Flying the S.E.5a with 1 Squadron, he scored his first victory on 27 May 1918 and became an ace in less than a week. By August of 1918, he had ten confirmed victories before being reassigned to a squadron in the United States Air Service.