Chapter Member Gone West – Herbert Plucker, 1931-2017

Chapter member Herbert Plucker, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 25, after a short illness. He served in the Army in Korea and then went on to be commissioned as an officer in the Air Force, serving as a navigator with twenty-three years of service, including time with the 53rd Weather
Squadron, the Hurricane Hunters, and rose to the rank of Major. He loved to fly and flew as a private pilot during his years in the Air Force.

After retirement, he flew as a charter pilot, flight instructor, and also became an A&P mechanic.

He volunteered as a Young Eagles pilot with the EAA and had over 200 flights to his credit with that program. Herb was a dedicated EAA member and was laid to rest with his EAA shirt worn under his regular shirt. At the family’s request, our chapter made a donation to the EAA’s Young Eagles program in his name.