Herman V Wall
- Category : 1905-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (6)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Wishes 1
American highly-decorated World War II combat photographer and photographic illustrator. Wall was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart for his services during the Second World War.
On 6 June 1944, the Allied Forces came ashore on Omaha Beach. Wall arranged to be one of the first off the boat carrying his 35 mm camera. After snapping a few shots, Captain Wall climbed to higher ground. A shell fell close to him. Shrapnel flew, hitting parts of Wall's body and destroying his left leg. Though severely injured, Wall held onto his 35mm Leica camera. The Army Pictorial Service in London received, processed and distributed these photos, the greatest number of pictures released by a single photographer on D-Day.
During the pre- and post-World War II periods, Wall was a well-known freelance photographic illustrator and a late member of "Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles." His photographs covered six decades, and could be found in international photo salons and well-known magazines such as Time and Life.
Wall resided in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter until his death on 13 January 1997 at age 91.