HERBERT DOBY, LTCOL, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Herbert Doby '57

Date of birth: August 23, 1931

Date of death: February 4, 1967

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Herb was a member of the 41st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Takhli Airbase, Thailand. On February 4, 1967, he was a crew member of a Douglas Destroyer Electronic Surveillance Aircraft (EB-66C) on an a strike against the Thai Nguyen Army Depot, 32 miles northwest of Thai Nguyen, Bac Thai Province, North Vietnam. About 40 miles from the Chinese border, his aircraft was shot down. His remains were recovered on September 30, 1977 and identified on November 1, 1977.

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Class of 1957

Herbert is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 in Memorial Hall.