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Name: George Buchanan Foster
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) George Buchanan Foster
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 24
Victories: 7
Born: 19 August 1897
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec
Died: 03 June 1974
Place of Death: Montreal, Quebec
The son of Senator George Green Foster of Quebec, 2nd Lieutenant George Buchanan Foster, of the Royal Flying Corps, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5558 on 10 September 1917. An S.E.5a pilot serving with 24 Squadron, he scored seven victories during 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. George Buchanan Foster.
   This officer has destroyed four enemy machines and driven a fifth down out of control. He is an intrepid fighter, who on one occasion, in company with another Pilot, attacked two kite balloons, shooting down one in flames and driving down the second in a deflated condition.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Apr 1918 1100 24 S.E.5a (C1081) Pfalz D.III (DES) N of Moreuil aerodrome
2 20 Apr 1918 1000 24 S.E.5a (C1081) Pfalz D.III (DES) Morcourt
3 07 Jun 1918 1145 24 S.E.5a (C1081) Fokker DR.I (DES) Rosières
4 25 Jun 1918 1130 24 S.E.5a (C1081) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Contalmaison
5 22 Jul 1918 0730 24 S.E.5a (D6918) Balloon (DES) 1 Proyart
6 31 Jul 1918 1100 24 S.E.5a (D6918) Hannover C (DES) 2 Caix
7 10 Aug 1918 1410 24 S.E.5a (D6918) Hannover C (DES) S of Rosières

1 Shared with Capt Thomas Hazell
2 Shared with Capt Thomas Hazell, 2Lt E P Crossen (E1392)
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