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Herbert Vestner "H.V." Akerberg
Birth: Jun. 24, 1897
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1964
Scottsdale
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

As a 15 year old youth Herbert was the first person reported to use Amateur Radio in disaster relief. Herbert used his modest radio to transmit information to the Overland radio station in the Huntington Bank Building near the Columbus, Ohio City Hall in March of 1913.

1917 graduate of Columbus West H.S., in 2013 he was inducted into the school's hall of fame. Veteran U.S. Army WWI serving in the Signal Corp in Cincinnati. Post war he worked at radio station WPAL owned by Avery-Loeb Electric. After WPAL he was chief engineer at WAIU, now WTVN. WAIU was one of the original 16 CBS Radio affiliates. While at WAIU "H.V." worked with a team to develop one of the first mixing boards to allow the use of three microphones at once. Akerberg went on to work for CBS Radio as Vice-President of affiliate relations. He later held the same position with CBS-TV.

Herbert Akerberg was a major pioneer in radio and television.

33rd Degree Mason.

He was survived by his second wife of 13 years (March 6, 1951) Dorothy Kennedy Doyle Akerberg at time of death. Divorced from Florence Marie [Miller] Akerberg in 1940, Dade County Florida, they were married April 17, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio. The marriage license to Florence shows he was born in Columbus, Ohio. His draft card also lists his' birth as Columbus. Because Social Security was not started until the 1930's Herbert's SSN 111-12-3941 was issued in New York state where he resided at the time. Other sources base his place of birth based on the issuance location of his SSN. 
 
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 Parents:
  Olaf Mathias Akerberg (1869 - 1942)
  Mary Dorothy Vestner Akerberg (1874 - 1951)
 
 Sibling:
  Vivian M Akerberg Lewis (1893 - 1981)*
  Herbert Vestner Akerberg (1897 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2012
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