Black Hawk County

Albert George Woebbeking


Albert George Woebbeking was born May 10, 1922 to Karl/Carl F. and Therese Plaisier Woebbeking/Webbeking. He died Dec. 17, 2016 and is buried in Garden of Memories, Waterloo, IA.

Albert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and then Marines in 1942 and served until 1946, and was commissioned as an officer and a fighter pilot. Because he loved flying, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1951, retiring in 1968 with the rank of Major.

He was involved in both the Philippine Liberation from the Japanese and the South Korean Liberation. During his military career he received numerous medals and awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross and was a three time recipient of the Air Medal.

Source: (photo from Waterloo Courier 1943)