1/Lt. Richard C. Herbst


(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Richard C. Herbst

338th FS - 23 September 1944 - July 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CL- 44-14598 "Lady Lorene"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
276 26 November 1944 Hamm
367 10 April 1945 Burg Airfield
369 16 April 1945 Salzburg
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged
Score Detail 26 November 1944  (.5)FW-190 damaged (ground) Vorden A/F
10 April 1945  Me-262 destroyed (ground) Burg
16 April 1945  Me-109 destroyed (ground) Erding
Notes Home of Record - Tujunga, CA
ASN - O-767227
Known as 'Dick'.
23 September 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
13 December 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
21 December 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
15 January 1945 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
06 July 1945 - Transferred to the 82nd FS, 78th Fighter Group

Crew - Sgt. Earl A. "Bick" Bickford, Sgt. John L. "Doc" Shoemaker and Cpl. Durwood B. "Dagwood" Langley

Awards
Memories  
Additional Images Lt. Herbst next to his P-51. (Dick Herbst via 55th FG Newsletter)

(L-R) Lts. Lashbrook, Herbst & Bodiford at Wormingford (55th FGA)
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