Degan, Herbert

Herbert Degan

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Oral History Session #1
Date:
March 9, 2010
Place:
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Interviewers:
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Joseph Dalessio
Transcript Production Team:
Domingo Duarte
Edisona Hysenaj
Brittany Lisowski
Shaun Illingworth
Recommended Citation:
Degan, Herbert Oral History Interview, March 9, 2010, by Sandra Stewart Holyoak and Joseph Dalessio, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
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Description:
Herbert Degan was born in 1916 in New York City.  He was educated at Johns Hopkins University from 1933-1937, receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering.  In 1942, at the age of 27, Mr. Degan joined the Army Air Corps and became a pilot, eventually flying B-17s in the ETO.  During his time in the service, observed the Nuremberg Trials and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.  After the war, Mr. Degan used the GI Bill to purchase a home, and worked as an electrical contractor and sales engineer.