The Herschel A. Pahl Citation

Presented to Capt Herschel A. Pahl, USN, Retired


On behalf of the USS Hancock Memorial and Jake's 'Yankee Station', I would like to present to you, the prestigious "Special Recognition & Achievement Award of Excellence".

This award is presented to you, for your contribution as the Hancock Memorial's WWII Aircraft and War Actions Administrator and Specialist for WWII History on this website. These duties have aided the Yeoman of the website greatly in the area of preserving Hancock WWII History. No one can do that better than someone who has lived the experience.

Your first-hand experience and your talents and ability to work as our Naval Aviation Historian has helped us bridge between the generations. Your keen sense of honor and duty and your positive outlook has helped the Yeoman continue with the hard work of construction and maintenance of this website, when it seemed nearly impossible to continue. This website would not be what it is today without your help, friendship, support and dedication.

Your talent as an Aviation Historian is highly noted and appreciated by the Yeoman, in keeping this Website focused on facts, which assists us in keeping the Hancock Memory alive for future generations.

You have demonstrated exemplary service to the United States Navy during your long, illlustrious career, and currently, to this Website and to the Yeoman; to the Hancock Veterans and to the general public which benefits the Naval History Community.

Your life demonstrates the same dedication and strong commitment to Excellence, for which this website wishes to honor and recognize. This commitment to Excellence reflects on you great credit which upholds the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Job well done, Sailor!

Noted 17 October 2011:
Capt Herschel A. Pahl passed away at the age of 90 on 17 October 2011. He is sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Fair Winds, Shipmate, until we meet again.

Admin Department

Jake Jaccard, YN3, USNR-R, '61-'67
Web Yeoman, Jake's 'Yankee Station'
USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial

D.F. Milliken, XO and Chief Website Historian
Jim Barbour, Fight Deck and Aircraft History CoordinatorRichard A. Kirsch, Middle Years Aircraft Historian and Admin Assistant

31 July 2001