Herman Edwin Grubb was born on March 17, 1917 to John and Mabel Grubb who lived in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. John was the older of two sons. His father worked in a plate mill and then secured a job as a mill clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Herman graduated from Coatesville High School in 1935. He was employed by the Coatesville Record. His hobby was photography and many of his photos were used in local newspapers. Later, he later worked as a photographer for a firm in Detroit.
In August 1941 he enlisted the Army, then transferred to Army Air Force. He attended training in Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, and then was transferred Platt Field, Kansas.
Herman married Fay Kruger of Chicago in 1943.
Lieutenant Herman Edwin Grubb died non battle on June 12, 1944 at Pratt Field, Kansas. According to one report, during combat training, the aircraft that Herman was flying in crashed upon take-off into several other planes parked on the ground .
The funeral was held on June 20, 1944 at the Gensemer Funeral Home, followed by internment at Philadelphia Memorial Park Cemetery.