Service Details
Name:
FOSTER
Given Name:
WILLIAM EWEN
Initials:
W E
Service No:
207365V
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Date of Death:
1944-04-23
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Age:
20
Cause of Death:
Shot down at Lake Trasimeno, took off at 17:00hrs as part of 12 Aircraft formation briefed to attack an ammo dump at Grid W.4588-4589. Formation found and attacked the target, and Intense and accurate 20mm fire was encountered. During this attack this aircraft was hit as it made a run against the target from Lake Trasimeno, it hit the ground at Grid W.4585 and exploded
Additional
Information:
Son of Gildart F. and Shelagh M. O'D. Foster, of Newcastle, Natal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
II. H. 16.

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