Edward J. Knartzer, Jr.

The FBI Wall of Honor remembers Special Agent Edward J. Knartzer, Jr., who died in a plane crash near Upperville, Virginia, on December 1, 1974.

1940 - 1974

On December 1, 1974, Special Agent Edward J. Knartzer, Jr., who worked in the Indianapolis Field Office’s Gary Resident Agency, was traveling to Washington, D.C., aboard TWA flight 514 along with Special Agent Sheila Jean Regan. As the aircraft approached Dulles International Airport in high winds, fog, and heavy rain, it crashed into a hillside near Upperville, Virginia. All those aboard died in the crash.

Special Agent Knartzer entered on duty with the FBI in November 1963.