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
Ground Scores
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

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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