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John Coleman Herbst, fighter pilot, combat leader and "ace" during WWII in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater.

Birth:
San Mateo, CA 1
Death:
04 Jul 1946 1
near Del Mar racetrack, San Diego, CA 1
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LTC John C. Herbst in front of his P-51B serial 43-7060 "Tommy's Dad," whil
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MAJ John C. "Pappy" Herbst, commander of the 74th Ftr Sq, 23rd FG, in the c
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A crop from a larger image, Herbst with several congressman from the Military Affairs Committee, photographed at Washington National Airport on 20 May 1946. At the time Herbst was commander of the 445th Fighter Squadron, 412th FG (Jet) at March Field. He was there as part of Project COMET.

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Birth:
San Mateo, CA 1
Birth:
25 Sep 1909 1
Male 1
Death:
04 Jul 1946 1
near Del Mar racetrack, San Diego, CA 1
Cause: Aircraft accident 1

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