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Carl Alfred Herbst


30 missions in ETO

Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

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  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio 7 April 1920
Lived in Cleveland, OH, USA 1942

9615 Dickens Avenue

Died Winston-Salem, NC, USA 23 September 2007

Carl Alfred Herbst, 87, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, and Naples, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Herbst was born April 7, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Carl F. Herbst and the late Catherine Gilden Herbst. He was an U.S. Army Air Corp veteran serving in World War II, and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a retired supervisor with Ohio Bell, retiring after 39 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Florence Lesko. Mr. Herbst is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Johnston Herbst; children Christine Watson and husband Len of England; Roy Herbst and wife Karen of New Jersey; Nancy Miller and husband Jim of Ohio; and Janet Temas and husband Dr. Greg Temas of Winston-Salem; sister Blanche DuPaul and husband Bob; brother Ray Herbst and wife Betty; and grandchildren Amy Temas, Kevin Herbst, Brad Miller, Brian Temas, Daniel Temas, Lisa Miller and Jenny Temas. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Haworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Dr. Earl Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. before the service. Online condolences may be made at


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 03:11:34 466thHistorian Changes to person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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12 April 2015 03:10:47 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, awards and events

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:05:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self