Willis A. Foster

S/SGT. WILLIS FOSTER
Staff Sergeant Willis A. Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Foster, 1017 Hastings Way, has arrived safely somewhere in England.

He entered the service on October 31, 1942. He is a gunner engineer and received his Silver Wings at the Gunnery School at Amarillo, Texas. He took further training at Boise, ID; Salt Lake City, UT; Wendover, UT; and Tonopah, NV.


AWARDED
Technical Sergeant Willis A. Foster, son of Mrs. Agnes Foster, 1017 Hastings Way, has been awarded the second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in aerial combat. Sergeant Foster is an aerial engineer on a B-24 Liberator bomber at an Eighth Air Force station in England. 

He entered the Army on October 17, 1942 and has been overseas since February 1, 1944.


AT MIAMI BEACH
Technical Sergeant Willis A. Foster, 22, of Eau Claire, has arrived at Army Air Forces Redistribution Station No. 2 in Miami Beach for reassignment processing, after completing a tour of duty outside the continental United States.

Sergeant Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Foster, 1017 Hastings Way, was an engineer-gunner in the European Theater.


Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Willis was a basketball player at Eau Claire Senior High School and in local YMCA basketball programs. After the war, he owned and operated Foster Abstract Company of Eau Claire, which is now run by his son.