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Forrest E Freeman

Military

Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Harvey Webb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 99th Bomb Group
    Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6182

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 5/7/44; Missing in Action 51m Blechhammer 2/12/44 with Harvey Webb, Timberlake, Oonk, Pepon, Monroe, Corns, Freeman, Burkett, Manzer, Brousseau; flak hit Oxygen...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Monroe County, IN 10 August 1921
Lived in Bloomington, IA 1941
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN 16 September 1943
Based Tortorella 1944 – 2 December 1944

Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Ratibor, Poland 2 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030.

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO 1948

Re-Interred
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay,
St Louis County, MO

Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, IN 1949

Memorialised
Rose Hill Cemetery
Bloomington,
Monroe County, IN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2018 13:07:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/139280977
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762989?terms=Forrest%20E%20Freeman
https://www.fold3.com/record/89316365-forrest-e-freeman
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43546835/forrest-e-freeman

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