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December 20, 2017

by dianeshort2014

15822766_1348751811833806_4130064318511627768_nView the service history of Television’s “Mr. Wizard”

Capt Don Herbert

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1942-1945)

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Short Bio: Herbert worked as an actor and stagehand in a Minnesota theater group before moving to New York City in 1941.

A year later, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. As a B-24 bomber pilot, he flew 56 missions over Italy, Germany and Yugoslavia and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters.

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