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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: June 21, 1948
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1945 Herman LB.jpg

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Everett Winfield Herman

Champaign, Illinois

Hailing from rugged Champaign, Illinois, Herm left the University in his sophomore year and set out by pack mule and wood-burner to wend his indifferent way towards Annapolis. Upon his entry, he continued, naturally more hampered than previously, his favorite pursuits: bourbon, young ladies, and rifiery. In fact, he developed so sharp an eye during plebe and youngster years that first-class year he was chosen by his teammates as captain of the rifle team. Although his academics were relatively unimportant, Herm easily stood in the top part of his class. Herm is outstanding in many fields; he's always ready to play an excellent hand of bridge or join in a brisk game of tennis any free afternoon.

Small Bore Rifle 4, 3, 1, N, Captain 1; French Club, Vice-Pres. 1

He was a member of the 2nd Company staff (1st set).

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


From Fist of the Fleet:

21 June 1948: Ltjg Evertt Winfield Herman was killed in a stall spin accident. Ltjg Herman attempted to direct a ground crew to an aerial tow banner on the ground. The aircraft crashed about one mile south of NAAS Creeds Field and the gas tank exploded after the crash.


From Fist of the Fleet:

17 October 1947: In the afternoon, Ltjg Everett W. Herman, flying SB2C-5 (BuNo 89484) stalled and ground- looped on take-off after the engine momentarily cut-out. A small fire developed. The aircraft suffered strike damage, but no injuries to the pilot or crew.

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John Bock '45 and Wilson Shafer, Jr. '45 were also in 2nd Company.

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