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Sgt Fred Foster
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1912
Subiaco
Logan County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1942
Broome
Western Australia, Australia

DIED AT SEA WWII


Foster was aboard B-24A #40-2374, which took off from Broome airfield in Western Australia. There were a total of twenty men aboard, including the plane's crew, armorers and crew chiefs from the 17th Pursuit Squadron, the flight surgeon of the 9th Bombardment Squadron and injured men under his care. They were being flown to Perth, having been evacuated from Java days before just ahead of invading Japanese forces.

Minutes after the plane took off the base came under attack by Japanese fighters. The B-24 was shot down roughly ten miles from shore and only one man aboard made it ashore and survived.

Foster received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. 
 
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 Parents:
  Rufus Cornelius Foster (1875 - 1949)
  Rachael Moore Foster (1878 - 1937)
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Fred Foster (1912 - 1942)*
  Fred Foster (1912 - 1942)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ellsworth Cemetery
Subiaco
Logan County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: bailey
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56819402
Sgt Fred Foster
Added by: bill sullivan
 
 
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- bailey
 Added: Aug. 8, 2010
 
 
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