FOSTER, Thad Victor Papers (1917-1945)
Published January 16, 2008
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Call No. 168.6004
IRIS No. 123490-123497
(1892-1960). Colonel. USAAF, 1918-1947.
Born 9 December 1892, Woburn, MA. Air Corps Tactical School, 1936. Served to grade of Private First Class, 1917-1918; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Service, July 1918. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1918-1942; Commanding Officer, Jackson Field, MS, 1942-1944. Retired April 1947. Died 15 January 1960, Lafayette, LA.
Personal papers relating to Foster's military career (1917-1945). Includes photographs from duty in Mexico, California, and Hawaii (1917-1922); of Mexico City and vicinity (1930); of western United States (1930); and of World War II assignments (1942-1945). Also includes photographs of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands' visit to Jackson Field (1943).