Col. Winfred H. Meibohm, RET. – September 22, 1920/January 7, 2013

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meibohm-january_1357599935Colonel Winfred H. Meibohn died January 7, 2013, in Dallas, TX.  He was the son of the late Rev. Hugo F. and Katherine D. Meibohm, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 22, 1920.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary M. Chambless of Duncanville, TX; granddaughter, Rebecca Ruth Griffin; two great grandsons of Perth, Australia; and several nieces.

A 1936 graduate of Greensboro Senior High School, he subsequently graduated from Guilford College, the George Washington University and the National War College.  Enlisting in April 1942, he was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force for 27 years.

During World War II he served in the first B-29 Superfortress units which took the war to the Japanese homeland from India and China.  Rated as a pilot, navigator, bombardier and radar operator, he later commanded a KC-135 tanker unit awarded honors as the best in the entire USAF in 1961.  His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Legion of Merit.  He terminated his military career in the Pentagon as an Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the USAF.

jaynesFollowing his retirement from the USAF as a Colonel, he taught Political Science at Elon University from 1969-1972.  From 1972-1980, he was a Civil Servant in the National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce completing his service as the Executive Director, a member of the Senior Executive Service.

He was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1900 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church. 

Entombment is to be at Lakeview Memorial Park, Greensboro, NC. 

Graveside services will be under the care of Forbis and Dick Funeral Services Inc, North Elm Chapel, Greensboro, NC.