Herb Bonn

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Herb Bonn
Personal information
Born(1916-01-14)January 14, 1916
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 7, 1943(1943-04-07) (aged 27)
South Pacific Ocean
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeDuquesne (1935–1937)
Career history
1937–1939Pittsburgh Pirates
Career highlights and awards

Herbert Sidney Bonn (January 14, 1916 – April 7, 1943) was an American professional basketball player and World War II fighter pilot.[1][2] After a college career at Duquesne University in which he was a first-team All-American in 1935–36, Bonn played in the National Basketball League for the Pittsburgh Pirates between 1937 and 1939.[2] In his 15-game NBL career, Bonn averaged 5.7 points per game.[2] He fought in World War II in the United States Navy and was killed in action while fighting the Japanese over the South Pacific Ocean.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Herbert Bonn". Peach Basket Society. Blogspot. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Herbert Bonn NBL stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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