Foster, Dewey Wingate, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 35th Fighter Group
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Last Address
Gusap Airfield, New Guinea

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION AD, SITE 265 & SECTION MA, SITE 50

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 Unit Assignments
39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron35th Fighter Group
  1943-1944, 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1943-1944, 35th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. Dewey Foster served with 39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force out of Gusap, New Guinea.

On 11 April 1944, he was on an escort mission to Hansa Bay aboard his  P-47D (#42-22709) when it went missing.

His aircraft was last seen approximately 20 minutes after take-off, about 30 miles east of Madang (northwest of Dumpu, Papua New Guinea).

Post-war investigations suggested that he had been taken prisoner and executed at Amron.

His remains were positively identified on 2 November 2010.  
   
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Sources:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-47/42-22709.html
   
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