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Forrest, Robert W.

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1921 (Reedsburg/Wisconsin, United States)
Date of death:
December 9th, 2000 (Holland/Michigan, United States)
Buried on:
Fort Custer National Cemetery
Plot: MA2. Grave: 44.
Service number:
American (1776 - present, Republic)


ENLIST DATE: 2 Jul 1942

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Technical Sergeant
For saving the lives of his crew members on a B17 bomber. He was the ariel gunner, and when the pilots and other crew members were disabled in flight he bailed out his crew members over the English Channel and crash landed the also disabled plane. All of his crew members and he survived due to his efforts.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)