Ray Bob Foster
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Lieutenant Ray Bob Foster
11 December 1919 – 10 February 1945
Civilian Instructor at Mustang Field, Oklahoma until January 1944.
Earned his wings at Randolph Field, Texas on December 11, 1942.
Foster was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College in 1942, as well as Arkansas Polytechnic College. His parents were Mr. and Mrs B. B. Foster. He was known as “Cowboy” because of his interest in rodeo work. He spent two summer vacations riding for the Clyde Miller Rodeo.
Foster entered the Army Air Corps in January of 1944. He served in England as a transport pilot.
Foster was killed in a plane crash in Bretwood, England on February 10, 1945.
- Ross Higman, nephew, personal communication, 12 December 2016.