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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 772nd Bomb Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group
  • Location of Service: Fuchu Air Station, Japan; Stewart Air Force Base, New York; Italy; Stalag Luft III, Germany; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/2351

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Jesse E. Foster Collection
Interview / Recording

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Jesse E. Foster Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Jesse E. Foster Collection

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Veterans History Project
  • Taylor, David A.
  • Foster, Jesse E.

Headings

  • -  Foster, Jesse E.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 772nd Bomb Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group
    • Location of Service: Italy; Stalag Luft III, Germany; European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Major
    • Dates of Service: 1939-1946
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran sustained combat/service-related injuries during World War II. He sustained combat injuries on his first bombing mission over Northern Italy and received the Silver Star for manning his machine guns and bomb sight before treating his wounds. On his seventh mission on 6/5/1944, his B-17 was shot down and he was captured and imprisoned at Stalag Luft III.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 772nd Bomb Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group
    • Location of Service: Fuchu Air Station, Japan; Stewart Air Force Base, New York
    • Highest Rank: Major
    • Dates of Service: 1950-1955
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: From 1951 to 1953 veteran served with the 528th Aircraft control & Warning Group and he served as the commanding officer of a squadron; from 1954-1955 he served with the Headquarters of the Eastern Air Defense Force as a Staff Services officer. He also served from 1955 to 1959 at Fuchu Air Station as a Wing Base Exchange officer in charge of BX activities at Air Force installations in that area of Japan.

Materials

  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2004)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2002-08-07; 2004-06-30)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [2 items] -- Reference copy (collected 2004; 2004)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944-1958)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Other Manuscript Material [1 item] -- (collected 2002)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [2 items] -- Oral history interview (collected 2002-08)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/2351

Cite as

  • Jesse E. Foster Collection (AFC/2001/001/2351), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, Veterans History Project, David A Taylor, and Jesse E Foster. Jesse E. Foster Collection. 1939. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02351/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress, Veterans History Project, Taylor, D. A. & Foster, J. E. (1939) Jesse E. Foster Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02351/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, et al. Jesse E. Foster Collection. 1939. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02351/>.