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Dwight Odell Foster


Dwight O. Foster was a ball turret gunner in a B-24. 466th BG, 787th Sq. Based at Attlebridge near Norwich. Over half his crew were killed in a crash landing in France.


Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Raeford, NC 28376, USA 30 December 1924
Lived in Cool Springs, NC 27013, USA 1940
Enlisted Iredell County, NC, USA 17 February 1943
Died Fairbanks, AK, USA 9 February 2017


Date Contributor Update
10 February 2018 21:30:05 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, biography and events

research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 21:30:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank and events

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 16:22:08 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Information sent through by Dwight O Foster's son, Eric.