USAAF P-47D Thunderbolt 42-22709
2/Lt Dewey W Foster
This aircraft departed Gusap for an escort mission to Hansa Bay on April 11, 1944. It was last seen approximately 20 minutes after take-off, about 30 miles east of Madang.
Post-war investigations suggested that 2/Lt Foster was taken prisoner and executed at Amron. His remains were positively identified on November 2, 2010.
2nd Lt. Dewey W. Foster, U.S. Army Air Forces, 39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, was lost on April 11, 1944, northwest of Dumpu, Papua New Guinea, while on an escort mission in his P-47 D Thunderbolt aircraft. His remains were identified on Nov. 2, 2010.