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Capt Festus Finley Foster
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1899
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1945
Besancon
Departement du Doubs
Franche-Comté, France

Captain, USN s/n 37282. Graduated from U S Naval Academy in the class of 1919. Son of Festus R. Foster and Jennie Lillian C. Howe. He was killed in an air crash bringing USO performers from England to France, according to information provided by contributor Dwight "Andy" Anderson. He married Beatrice Michelson, the daughter of physicist Alfred A Michelson, first American to win a Nobel Prize for the sciences. One daughter , Barbara, and one son, Jeremy. Beatrice died in an automobile accident in Hamilton, Loudoun County, Virginia, in December 1972.

Captain Festus F. Foster (NSN: 0-37282), United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit (Posthumously) for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during World War II.

Service and burial information from USNA Register of Alumni and U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Beatrice Michelson Foster (1904 - 1972)
 
Note: Entered the Service from Virginia.
 
Burial:
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Epinal
Departement des Vosges
Lorraine, France
Plot: a 18 72
 
Maintained by: Jack Davison
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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Capt Festus Finley Foster
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Capt Festus Finley Foster
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Capt Festus Finley Foster
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