Col Hervey Stockman

Col Hervey Stockman

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Death 22 Feb 2011 (aged 88)
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 66303618 · View Source
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Hervey Stockman (Col. USAF, retired), 88, a long-time resident of Four Hills in Albuquerque, passed away at The Montebello nursing facility on February 22, 2011. He was preceded in death in May 2008 by his wife of 64 years, Sally. Hervey was born in Englewood, NJ. He left Princeton University to be a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He flew P-51 Mustangs out of England, including interdiction and air-superiority over Normandy on D-Day. After the war, he attended Pratt Institute and was a designer in the Cadillac division of General Motors. Hervey returned to active duty in the USAF in 1951, sampling the radiation debris from nuclear tests in the Pacific. Between 1956 and 1958, he served in the first cadre of U-2 pilots in Europe and was the first American to fly over Russia on July 4, 1956. Ten years later, in Vietnam, Hervey flew F-4 Phantoms out of Da Nang, primarily in support of tactical air strikes. On June 11, 1967, he and Ron Webb, his back-seater, were captured by the North Vietnamese after their aircraft collided with another American plane over Hanoi. After 5 years as a POW, Hervey returned to his beloved Sally in April 1973. Following his last tour of duty in AFTEC at Kirkland AFB, he retired in 1978 to enjoy family, friends, and golf. His skill and courage have been recognized through numerous awards and commendations, including the Silver Star (twice), the Legion of Merit (twice), and the Distinguished Flying Cross (twice). He is survived by two brothers, Henry (Locust Valley, NY) and John (Morristown, NJ); and his sister, Pamela Proctor (Rowayton, CT). His son, Hervey, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Dyson, live in Delray Beach, FL and Baltimore, MD. He has three grandchildren, Allison, Robert, and Charles. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Hervey on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church 811 Guymas Pl. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. Private burial, with military honors, will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Hervey's name to El Rancho de las Golondrinas (www.golondrinas.org) or the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Hervey at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
Published on: Tue March 01, 2011


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 1 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66303618
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Hervey Stockman (24 Feb 1922–22 Feb 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66303618, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .