|Daniel Hugh Forbes, Jr.|
Daniel Hugh Forbes, Jr.
June 6, 1920|
|Died||June 5, 1948
North of Muroc Air Force Base, California
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1941-1948|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Born in Carbondale, Kansas, Osage County, the only child of Daniel Sr., and Hattie Forbes of Topeka, Kansas. He married the former Hazel Moog of Defiance, Ohio, having graduated North High School in Wichita, Kansas.
He became one of the pioneers of strategic photo-reconnaissance flying combat missions from bases in North Africa and India piloting the B-17, B-24, and several other aircraft. He continued the photo-reconnaissance missions in the Pacific theater flying the B-29 airframe (re-designated F-13) and continued through the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests.
Major Forbes is buried in the Overbrook, Kansas cemetery.
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