Herbert W. Ehrgott

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Herbert W. Ehrgott
Born (1904-10-31)October 31, 1904
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died September 20, 1982(1982-09-20) (aged 77)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Brigadier General

Herbert William Ehrgott (October 31, 1904 – September 20, 1982) was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force.


Ehrgott was born Herbert William Ehrgott in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1904.[1] He would attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ehrgott died on September 20, 1982.


Ehrgott graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1926. In 1934 he became Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. During World War II he served with the Ninth Air Force. Later he would work in atomic energy. His retirement was effective as of July 1, 1966.

Awards he received include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Croix de guerre of France, and the Luxembourg War Cross. Ehrgott was also a Member of the Order of the British Empire.