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Capt Festus Finley Foster

Capt Festus Finley Foster

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 3 Mar 1945 (aged 46)
Besancon, Departement du Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot a 18 72
Memorial ID 56372400 · View Source
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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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Gravesite Details Entered the Service from Virginia.

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  • Maintained by: Jack Davison
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56372400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Festus Finley Foster (18 Jan 1899–3 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56372400, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Jack Davison (contributor 47534141) .