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Herbert Hugo Menges
Born (1917-01-20)January 20, 1917
Died December 7, 1941(1941-12-07) (aged 24)
Place of birth Louisville, Kentucky
Place of death Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1939–1941
Rank Ensign
Unit Torpedo Squadron 6 (VT-6)
Battles/wars Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Herbert Hugo Menges, born in Louisville, Kentucky 20 January 1917 enlisted in the Naval Reserve as seaman second class at Robertson, Missouri on 3 July 1939. Appointed naval aviator 24 July 1940 he was assigned to Squadron 6 on USS Enterprise (CV-6) 28 November 1940. Ensign Menges was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941.

Namesake

In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Menges (DE-320) was named in his honor.

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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