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Foster Eldon Ailor


Member of Bullard crew



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Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Born Forker (Boomer), Missouri 10 November 1916
Lived in Meadville, Missouri October 1940
Based Eye November 1944
Died Bookfield, MO 10 January 1985


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12 December 2020 00:23:50 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events, person associations and place associations

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490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia