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Name Emmett Albert HERBST18
Birth 26 April 1919, St. George Twp., Benton Co., MN18
Death 20 November 1942, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL39
Burial Duelm, Benton Co., MN1
Cause of death Airplane crash18
Father Adolph Robert HERBST (1880-1957)
Mother Mildred Caroline MAUNTEL (1889-1988)
Military Notes for Emmett Albert HERBST
He joined the National Guards Hdq. Batry. Division in Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN and on 27 Nov 1940 quartered in the Princeton Armory. They left for Camp Claiborne, LA (near Alexandria, Rapides Par., LA). Emmett was transfered to the Air Corps and graduated Wednesday, 5 Aug 1942 at Spence Field, Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA. He was assigned to the Fourth Ferrying Group, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. Emmett died 20 Nov 1942 acting as Co-pilot with five crew memebers and one passenger, namely: Pilot Lt. James Cunningham; Navigator Lt. Elbert Garton; Radio Operator Sgt. F.H. Brady; Engineer Cpl. James Beeson and a passenger Sgt. Frederick Studor. All were killed instantly Friday morning in the crash of a light Army Bomber at Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL. Emmett is buried in the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetary; Dulem, Benton Co., MN. He was the first Princeton boy to die in the service of his country. Only the week before he had returned from a secret mission in Asia. The Princeton Legion Post 216 bears his name.18
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