George H. Herbert

George H. Herbert was born on September 6th, 1917 to George and Edith Herbert. Her and his younger brother Robert grew up in New York. He had a real nonchalance, easy going, smooth talking, attitude. By 1930, his mother had remarried a man named Sidney Titsworth and by 1935, the family moved to Winthrop Road in Teaneck.

George loved his car and jokingly was thought to become a salesman after high school.  After graduating Teaneck High, class of ’36, George did in fact become a salesman, of Cum Co. Work wasn’t all that he had going for him though, he was enrolled in college as well.  

On August 11th, 1941, George enlisted in the military. When George was 24, he married Lucile Whedbee of Mansfield, Arkansas, on July 21st, 1942. George’s Unit, the 48th Tank Battalion bid farewell to America and on the Santa Rosa on October 14, 1944, the Battalion was on its way to France.

George spent his service in France, where his Division helped liberate multiple French towns.  On November 28th, 1944, 1st Lt. George H. Herbert was killed in Barr, France, by concealed enemy fire. George is buried in Epinal American Cemetery in Epinal, France. He was awarded posthumously the Purple Heart.

High School Yearbook

  1. 1936 Yearbook, Page 29
  2. 1936 Yearbook, Page 50
  3. 1936 Yearbook, Page 68

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census
  2. New York, State Census, 1925
  3. 1930 United States Federal Census
  4. 1940 United States Federal Census
  5. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  6. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  7. U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  8. WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
  9. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
  10. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for George H. Herbert

American Battle Monuments Commission

  1. George H. Herbert (Historical Military Records)

  1. 48th Tank Battalion Report


  1. Barr, France
  2. Pages from Battle Yet Unsung google books

  1. 48th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored (photo)

Find A Grave Website

  1. 1Lt George H Herbert