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Forrest Lynn Westbrook


Retired from the USAF in 1966 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Wayne, Oklahoma 20 March 1920
Lived in Wynnewood, Oklahoma 1 July 1941
Enlisted Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 21 May 1942
Died Wellston, Oklahoma 12 May 2006

Forrest L., 86, of Carney, passed away on May 12, 2006. He was born March 20, 1920, in Wayne, Oklahoma, to Clifford Carlton & Catherine Maxwell Westbrook. Forrest graduated from Wynnewood High School in 1938 and raced horses before he went into the military service. Forrest retired in 1966 from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service and remained in close contact with his fellow veterans thru 'The 57th Bomb Wing Association' World War II members who served in Italy, Corsica and North Africa. Forrest raised cattle, enjoyed gardening and his special dog. He is survived by his wife, Avis Mae of the home; 2 daughters, Clarette Kaye Westbrook and Lyndia Yvonne Knapp; 3 sons, William Loren Westbrook, Forrest Lynn Westbrook, Jr. and Robert Lamont Westbrook; 6 grandsons, Richard, Michael, Forrest III, Christopher, Aaron and Toby; 2 granddaughters, Lisa and Jennifer; great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Mackenzie, Colton, Jewel and Joel: 1 sister, Janice W. Shirley; nephew, Clifford Carlton Westbrook III; sister and brothers-in-law, Ernest & Ozie Holasek and Lyndell & Doris Warren; and a host of other loving friends and family members. Forrest was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clifford Carlton Westbrook, Jr. Funeral services will be held at the Tinker Air Force Base Chapel, on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, at 11:00 am, with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Wynnewood, OK, at 3:00 pm.

Buried Wynnewood, Oklahoma 17 May 2006

Oaklawn Cemetery
Wynnewood, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA


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