Personnel Index - Detail

Name
FOSTER
First Names
Sidney Frederick
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1579040
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Age
21
Date of Death
27/04/1944
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

26/27 April, 1944; SCHWEINFURT:

Mosquitoes of 627 Squadron, Woodhall Spa, used 5 Group's low-level marking technique for the first time. The attempt was not accurate and much of the bombing fell outside Schweinfurt.
The squadron was to suffer the heavy loss of three crews this night: F/Lt Bob Armstrong DFC and crew were all killed and are buried alongside each other in the Durnbach War Cemetery in Germany.

Lancaster ND687 (EA-)
F/L R.G. Armstrong DFC Pilot (Killed)
Sgt D.E. Endean F/E (Killed)
F/S R.G. Osborne NAV (Killed)
Sgt S.F. Foster W/OP (Killed)
Sgt D.J. Cooper A/G (Killed)
W/O L.T. Kennedy RCAF B/A (Killed)
P/O T.H. Morris RCAF A/G (Killed)

Crew on their 5th operation