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Alleson James Forrister



Units served with

  • 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...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Rumsey, California 22 March 1923
Lived in San Diego, California 30 June 1942

3415 45th Street

Worked at Naval Air Station San Diego

Combat Mission Mantua, Italy 3 December 1944
Combat Mission Lavis, Italy 22 December 1944
Combat Mission Borovnica, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) 27 December 1944
Died Vancourver, Washington 15 December 2007

March 22, 1923 - December 15, 2007- Born in tiny Rumsey, California to Walter and Gladys Forrister, Al grew up in San Diego with brothers Walter Jr. and Charles "Bob" Forrister. Al joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, becoming a 2nd Lieutenant WWII pilot. He flew 70 missions in B-25J fighter-bombers. Al retired a Major from the USAF Reserves. In military service, he earned numerous medals and commendations. As a civilian, Al served his country by working for the Navy, the Air Force and Bonneville Power. Al leaves behind a legacy of service to his country and a lifetime of learning to love God and the people in his life.

Buried Williamette National Cemetery 4 January 2008

Willamette National Cemetery
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
PLOT Section MM Site 208


Date Contributor Update
19 January 2022 01:21:03 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations