Harold “Hershy” Bernard Steinberg, the most decorated pilot in the US Army Air Corps in WW II, passed away May 26, 2013, in Englewood. Rabbi Ben Greenberg and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the May 28 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
Mr. Steinberg was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Denver. He attended North High, West High and DU.
After graduating from flying school in Dover, Del., Mr. Steinberg earned his wings and was commissioned a captain at age 21. He served with the US Army Air Corps from 1943-1945.
A P-47 pilot in the 9th Air Force, 386 squadron, 356th fighter group known as Hells Hawks, Mr. Steinberg said the P-47s could carry as much as two 1,000-pound bombs.