Foster, Dewey W., 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1056-Pilot Single-Engine Fighter
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF 1056, USAAF 5th Air Force
Service Years
- 1944


Second Lieutenant

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Papua New Guinea
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 5th Air Force
  1944-1944, AAF 1056, USAAF 5th Air Force
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  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
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Last Known Activity

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.


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