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Forrestal, Robert Michael

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Robert Michael Forrestal.

Unit/Placed in, 418th Night Fighter Squadron.

 

Robert is born approx. on June 30, 1921 in Wisconsin.

 

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 0-746073.

 

Robert was KIA on a mission to drop supplies over Bogia, New Guinea the aircraft was never seen or heard from after take off, on April 2, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, United States Aviator Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA.

 

Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-70/42-33143.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

2LT Forrestal’s name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery. His remains were recovered and identified in 1965.

Rosetta medal

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.

 

Recoverd
418th Night Fighter Squadron
Douglas P-70
Airfield Saidor, New Guinea
United States Aviator Badge
Robert M. Forrestal (right)
His rank Second Lieutenant