Nathan Bedford Forrest III, Airman

Nathan Bedford Forrest III, Airman (HMYS1)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.329', W 90° 2.082'

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Brigadier General N.B. Forrest, III, U.S. Army Air Force, was born in Memphis on April 7, 1905 and was the was the first American General Officer killed in combat against the nazis during World War II. He died while participating in a B-17 bomber raid on Kiel, Germany, June 13, 1943.
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A 1928 graduate of West Point, he served as Second Air Force Chief of Staff prior to transfer to the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England. He was the son of Memphians Nathan Bedford Forrest, II and Mattie Patton Forrest, and great-grandson of Confederate Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest. In 1949 his body was returned from Germany and reburied in Arlington National Cemetery.
HM NumberHMYS1
Marker Number4E 117
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 770171 N 3892463
Decimal Degrees35.13881667, -90.03470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.329', W 90° 2.082'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 19.74" N, 90° 2' 4.92" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 798-816 Union Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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