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Foster John Blair

Date of birth: April 13, 1920
Date of death: July 27, 1969
Burial location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Sciota
Home of record: Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

Foster Blair was credited with shooting down 2.33 enemy aircraft in aerial combat during World War II.


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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] Foster J. Blair, United States Naval Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity with the enemy while his squadron has been based at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Ensign Blair his distinguished himself heroically in aerial combat with complete disregard for personal safety while shooting down two enemy bombers in action occurring over Guadalcanal on 28 September 1942. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: September 28, 1942

Service: Navy

Battalion: Fighting Squadron 3 (VF-3)