Military site : airfield
|Born||Hoopeston, Illinois||3 April 1922|
|Died||near St. Vith, Belgium||25 January 1945|
Jubilation over the day's sensational success was tempered by one sober note. On a low strafing run against enemy transport in the morning, Second Lieutenant Philip E. Harbert was seen by his 506th flight members to fly into a snow bank. His plane exploded.
Sycamore True Republican, Sycamore, IL
RITES FOR LT. PHILIP HARBERT NEXT WEDNESDAY
Killed In Action During The Battle of the Bulge
The casketed remains of Second Lieutenant Philip Edwin Harbert, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Harbert of Sycamore will arrive here over the Great Western R.R. next Tuesday evening and be taken to the Kebil Funeral Home, where, that same evening at 8:30 o'clock , the Rosary is to be read. The following morning at 9:30 o'clock funeral rites are to be held at St. Mary's church in this city with Bishop John O'Hara of Buffalo, N.Y., first cousin of Mr. G. E. Harbert, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Sycamore Post of the American Legion and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel cemetery.
|Buried||Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Sycamore, Illinois||20 April 1949|
Mount Carmel Cemetery
|01 May 2019 00:38:03||466thHistorian||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations|