COL Forrest James French

COL Forrest James French

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Death 8 Mar 1944 (aged 41)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 6, Site: 9264 WH
Memorial ID 49184911 · View Source
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Published in THE TOLEDO BLADE, TOLEDO, OHIO, Internet Edition, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1949, PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN

COL. FORREST J. FRENCH
Services for Col. Forrest J. French, formerly of Toledo, killed in an airplane crash March 8, 1944, while returning from an inspection of the area under his command in New Guinea, will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

He will be buried beside his brother, Capt. Fred G. French, who died in 1937.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Colonel French transferred to the Coast Artillery Corps of the regular Army and was commanding officer of the 10th Antiaircraft group. He was presented posthumously with the Legion of Honor in 1945. His brother also was a graduate of Annapolis and had transferred to the Coast Artillery.

Colonel French was a member of Ashland Ave. Baptist Church and Boaz Lodge, F & AM, Toledo.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary, and son, Forrest, both of Philadelphia; mother, Mrs. Isabelle French; sister, Mrs. Beatrice K. Baird, and nephew, Joseph L. Baird, all of Toledo, and a twin brother, Edward, of Detroit.

Gravesite Details COL USAGF 10 ANTI AIRCRAFT GRP AGF

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 5 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49184911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Forrest James French (14 Apr 1902–8 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49184911, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .