Eddyville, Nebraska


Herbert Blakeslee was from Eddyville, Nebraska. He attended the Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney from 1942 to 1943 and completed 27 credit hours. He was killed when a transport plane crashed near Brunning Air Field near the Nebraska/South Dakota border. He was killed along with 28 other men, 24 of whom were pilots in the Army.

Branch of Service

Army Air Force



Military Occupational Specialty


Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Envelope 3

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

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Herbert Blakeslee in uniform



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