Herbert Hugo Menges

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Herbert Hugo Menges
Born(1917-01-20)January 20, 1917
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedDecember 7, 1941(1941-12-07) (aged 24)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1939–1941
UnitTorpedo Squadron 6 (VT-6)
Battles/warsWorld War II

Ensign Herbert Hugo Menges (born 20 January 1917–died 7 December 1941) was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of 7 December 1941.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, at age 22 Menges enlisted in the Naval Reserve as seaman second class at Robertson, Missouri on 3 July 1939. He was appointed naval aviator on 24 July 1940, and assigned to Squadron 6 on USS Enterprise (CV-6) 28 November 1940.


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


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
  • "Menges". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Archived from the original on February 11, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2007.