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Hollis Alfred Foster

Military

Service

People

  • Joseph Schouten

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Robert Stockwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    Robert Edmond Stockwell was born in Nevada July 26, 1917 and grew up in Indianapolis. He was married with one daughter. In civilian life he was employed by Switzer-Cummins. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wakonda, South Dakota 19 December 1918
Lived in Britton, South Dakota 16 October 1940
First 416th BG Combat Mission Vacquerie, France 18 March 1944
Died Beauvoir, France 12 May 1944

KIA
One plane received a direct hit from flak while in the target area. It burst into flames and crashed a mile west of the target. Two chutes were seen to come out of the plane. Its crew was 1st Lt Robert E. Stockwell, pilot, 2d Lt Albert Jedinak, bombardier-navigator, S/Sgt Hollis A. Foster and S/Sgt Egon W. Rust, gunners. Lt Stockwell had been with the Group almost from the beginning of its existence.
SSGT Foster was flying his 25th combat mission

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 1952

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot
SECTION 84 SITE 387-391

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2021 14:39:46 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.ww2buddies.com/Query416.html
http://www.416th.com/missions/LoadingList.html
http://www.416th.com/Memorials/671-FosterHollis_Memorial.html
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44038_12_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_64693...

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