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 DONALD E. FOSTER

 

COLONEL, USAF(RET)
Entered service 25 June 1942 Aviation Student (Sgt) pilot 8 September 1944
Retired 1 July 1972
Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal @ 1 OLC
Bronze Star
Air Force Commendation Medal @ 2 OLC
Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal @ 1 BSS
Army of Occupation Medal
European-African Campaign Medal Mediterranean Theatre Medal
Vietnamese Service Medal @ 1 BSS
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Air Force Longevity Ribbon @ 5 OLC
African Unit Citation 2nd Bomb wing Unit Citation 44th Bomb wing Unit Citation 535th TC wing
AIRCRAFT FLOWN:
L-4, PT-19, BT-13, AT-10, B-17, C-45, C-47, L-5, B-29, B-25, B-50, AT-II, T-29, T-33, B-47, T-28, U3-A, B-52, C-123, C-7
My favorite aircraft was the B-17. It brought me back thirty times.
ASSIGNMENTS AND POSITIONS: B-52 Commander and Squadron Commander Missile (AGM) Fairchild AFB, WA. 1962-1965 Chief, BombNav Maintenance SAC HQ 1958-1962 1965-1967 Operations Officer, C-7 Squadron Vietnam 1967-1968 Squadron Commander and Deputy Commander for Maintenance, Castle AFB, CA and wright-patterson AFB, OH 1968-1972
CAMPAIGNS AND COMBAT EXPERIENCE:
Meditarranean Theater -Italy
Po River Campaign - two battle stars 30 missions B-17 Italy 1944-1945
100 missions C-7 Vietnam 1967-1968

CALLSIGN OR NICKNAMES:
Snippet Yoke--20th BS 2nd BG WWII Italy
paris- Vietnam forsaken

HIGHLIGHTS:
Launched two airborne missiles from Fairchild in 1964. Only ones launched in SAC.
Formal presentation of DFC,DSM, and Air Medal cluster at Castle
AFB ceremony.
 
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