Prentiss Alexander Knippers was born on August 26, 1915 and died in 1991. He was a printer by trade and worked for several companies. He wrote a family history of the Knippers clan of Pike/Walthall Counties in MS.
In WW2 he first joined the Army Signal Corp Reserves where he attended radio school at MS State. After further training he was inducted into the Air Force at Ft. McPhearson, GA. he then went to Camp Shelby, MS and on to the Airforce Base in New Orleans, LA. He left the military with a medical discharge.(from Knippers, A Genealogy p.25)