Veterans' Memorial Project

Eugene James Foster

Mt. Morris, IL

World War II

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Death: 12/10/1944

Affiliations: Theta Kappa Phi

Lt. Foster served with the 773rd Bomber Squadron, 463rd Bomber Group, Heavy. He was a B-17 navigator, killed over the Adriatic Sea on his 29th mission. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, February, 1946, and September, 1946, and Web site above

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