Photo courtesy Jim and Elizabeth
2nd Lt. Herbert A. Toan
119th Fighter Squadron 108th Fighter Group
World War II
Lt. Toan died in an airplane accident out of McGuire Field, N.J., where he was spending two weeks for R.O.T.C. training.
According to unofficial reports, Herbert was flying in formation with three other planes over Long Island when they ran into a storm. He left the formation and the crash followed, thereafter, near Lawrenceville, L.I.
He was survived by his father and stepmother; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Marion Toan) Hopkins of Rochester and Miss Harriet A. Toan of Glen Falls. His mother died in 1928.