Herbert 'Dusty' Fahrnow

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18 Jan 1903
Huntington, Indiana


25 May 1981
Contra Costa, California


United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1931-1936)

A regular midfield runner in numerous events in the 1930's. Despite being little more than fifteen years of age, Herbert served in World War 1, as a Private First Class in the 139th Artillery, after lying about his age to serve in the conflict in France. As a result, he is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery, one of the main war veteran cemeteries. All of Fahrnow's significant racing came at Indianapolis - qualifying just once out of five attempts (1934), but he also relieved Joe Huff in 1932. Although Herbert's family had been in America for a few generations, they were descended from German ancestry.

Biography last updated 13 Aug 2016