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Name: Robert Mordaunt Foster
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Robert Foster
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 54 (RFC)
209 (RAF)
Victories: 16
Born: 03 September 1898
Place of Birth: Richmond, Surrey
Died: 23 October 1973
Place of Death: Glemham, Suffolk
 
 
Robert Mordaunt Foster attended Royal Military College, Camberley in 1914. He served with the Royal Fusiliers before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. Posted to 54 Squadron in 1917, he scored his first victory flying the Sopwith Pup. Flying the Sopwith Camel in 1918, he claimed fifteen more enemy aircraft with 209 Squadron.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Robert Mordaunt Foster.
   This officer has taken part in numerous combats and led his patrols brilliantly; he has destroyed five hostile machines. On one occasion he attacked two biplanes single-handed; one he forced down and the other burst into flames and broke up in the air.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Jun 1917 1200 54 Sopwith Pup (A6167) Albatros D.III (DES) SW of Cambrai
2 21 Apr 1918 1025 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) Albatros C (DESF) 1 Le Quesnel
3 22 Apr 1918 0610 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) DVW C.V (CAP) 2 Albert
4 27 Apr 1918 1445 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) Albatros D.V (DES) 3 E of Villers Brettoneaux
5 04 May 1918 1555 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 mi S of Hamel
6 16 May 1918 0940 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) LVG C (DESF) 4 Villers Brettoneaux
7 30 May 1918 1130 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Méaulte
8 17 Jun 1918 0830 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) LVG C (CAP) 5 Ailly-sur-Noye
9 29 Jun 1918 2010 209 Sopwith Camel (B3858) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Harbonnières
10 01 Aug 1918 0945 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Fokker D.VII (DES) 6 Bailleul
11 08 Aug 1918 1905 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Halberstadt C (DESF) 7 Harbonnières
12 12 Aug 1918 0905 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Fokker DR.I (CAP) SW of Proyart
13 30 Aug 1918 1040 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Recourt-Dury
14 15 Sep 1918 1700 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Fokker D.VII (DES) Ecoust St. Quentin
15 15 Sep 1918 1720 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Fokker D.VII (DES) Ecoust St. Quentin
16 04 Nov 1918 0730 209 Sopwith Camel (C61) Pfalz D.XII (OOC) 8 Athies

1 Shared with Capt Oliver LeBoutillier (D3338), Lt Merrill Taylor
2 Shared with Capt Oliver LeBoutillier, Lt Merrill Taylor, Lt M A Harker, Lt Cecil Brock
3 Shared with Lt Oliver Redgate (B7270)
4 Shared with Capt Oliver LeBoutillier (D3338)
5 Shared with Lt R D Gracie (D3328)
6 Shared with Lt Wilfrid May (F5925)
7 Shared with Lt Cedric Edwards (D9588), Capt Thomas Luke (C142), Lt Kenneth Walker (C199), Lt M A Harker (D9625)
8 Shared with Lt E W Mills (F3946), Lt E K Langton (H6998)
 
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