student: Herb Pangborn
Identified by W.B., Christie & friends
Identified 18 Sep 2004 by Shirley
Confirmed 21 Aug 2005 by his son Robert
Confirmed 11 Nov 2006 by his son Dave
From Robert: Herb currently lives in Kingston, Ontario.
His sister Helen
and brother Gord still live in Simcoe.
From Dave: Herbert Currie Pangborn was born 19 Oct 1925
to George Herbert
Pangborn and his wife Amy Curry.
His dad was the manager of the American Can plant,
a Simcoe Rotarian, and a member of the Norfolk General Hospital board.
Herb entered the RCAF in 1944 and spent the last year of the war stationed in Great Britain, where he was injured in a plane crash returning from a mission. He married Marjorie (Madge) Tindale
of Tillsonburg in 1950.
They had four children: Brant
(who died 2001), Lynne, David and Robert.
Herb stayed in the air force until his retirement in 1976 when he moved from Nova Scotia to Kingston,
becoming a real estate
appraiser and antiques dealer. He still lives there and is active
driving cancer patients to hospital visits, assisting as a police volunteer, and working out at the YMCA with friends from his
Widows & Widowers group.
He attended the Dieppe ceremonies in 2005 and was honored by
the commander of the Royal Dutch Air Force as one of a few dozen surviving veterans issued a special commemorative medal.