Foster, Rayford Leo

Individual Personnel Data
Name Foster, Rayford Leo
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 18188761
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #39 dated 27 February 1944, effective 27 February 1944.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. McKinney, Jack NormanPilotPOW
2nd Lt. White, Dana CalesCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Fitzsimmons, Willis RayNavigatorKIA
S/SGT. Coffman, Beryl (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Patterson, Robert AEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Foster, Rayford LeoBall Turret GunnerTBD
SGT. Davis, Hubert MilesTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Friess, Earl HFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Dunn, Lawrence WarrenFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 25 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
95 25 April 1944 Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
97 27 April 1944 Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group. Bomb bay doors stuck; could not bomb.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Ball Turret 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Group A Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Ball Turret 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Ball Turret 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Ball Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group, Group Lead. Lead Ground Spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97960.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Ball Turret 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Ball Turret 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97263 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report

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