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TSGT Forrest Lynn Westbrook
Aircraft Crew Chief
B-25J-1-NC #43-27659 "Morning Mission" Code: 9W
340th Bomb Group - 489th Bomb Squadron - 12th AF



  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...


  • Forrest Westbrook

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aircraft Crew Chief
    Retired from the USAF in 1966 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant




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