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Vale Bob Foster DFC

RAF Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot and RAF 54 Squadron Darwin Spitfire ace W/C Robert William "Bob" Foster DFC passed away aged 94 on the 30th July 2014. He became one of the few "aces" of the air war over Australia's Top End and was the first Spitfire pilot to down a Japanese aircraft in the Pacific. After the war he became chairman of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association and a life vice-president of The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. He wrote his autobiography "Tally Ho" in 2009 and is survived by his German wife Kaethe.

See Also:

Pacific Victory Roll biography



Aircraft Profiles

Original RAAF Pacific theatre aircraft profiles.  Featuring many that were flown in air to air combat, All artwork by myself (PVR) unless otherwise noted.


Victory Claims

Lists and details every known RAAF air to air kill claim against the Japanese in the Pacific theatre, including probably destroyed and damaged claims.  Click on the victory claims tab for an explanation of the claims and its associated drop down menu for the lists displayed chronologically.  Within the listings look for links to more detailed information on pilots, locations and narratives of the actions as they are added.




Short biographies of pilots who claimed against the Japanese. Lists of individual claims, details of service, awards and citations, accidents and bail outs, aircraft profiles, photos, and links to period newspaper clippings and digitised records from the Australian National Archives.



 Featured Video

The Battle of the Philippine sea in colour - 70 years ago.


The Light Stuff - WWII Comedy

Commando Duck: Donald Duck Against the Japanese, 1944.




Check out our gallery pages which feature many scarce and previously unpublished photos.

                   - The Collection of LAC Eric Euston Brown

                   - The Collection of F/Lt Harry Edmunds (Provenance Page)

                   - The Collection of S/Ldr Alan Ewing Thomson DFC  Part I

                   - The Collection of S/Ldr Alan Ewing Thomson DFC  Part II

                   - The M/Sgt Alexander Sandor Balogh Jr. Collection

                   - The S/Sgt Jack Heyn Collection Part I

                   - The S/Sgt Jack Heyn Collection Part II


Do you have any relevant previously unpublished pictures?

Don't hide them away!  Contribute to our aviation and military history and send them to pacificvictoryroll.com . 

All Pacific RAAF, RNZAF, USAAF and Japanese images, whether home or Pacific based, from all squadron and training unit types considered (not just fighters).

All images credited to the contributor, and if requested, images can be watermarked to protect them from copying.

See my contact page for details.




 WWII Pacific Air War Forum

Visit our WWII Pacific Air War Forum, covering all aspects of the air war  from all air forces. Forum will open in a new page.


Combat Reports

Narratives of individual actions listed by area of operations.


RNZAF Victory Claims

Details of air to air victory claims by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in Malaya, Singapore and the South Pacific.


Pacific Aviation Art

Features examples of WWII Pacific Aviation Art from various artists. Artists are encouraged to submit their work for display.



Video Archive

Videos previously featured on the home page.



A series of air and ground crew stories, and biographies, based on items of memorabilia I have, or once had, in my personal collection.



Family History

A tribute to family members of my childrens wider family tree who have made a notable contribution to all forms of the military in over 100 years of conflict.


Errors, Omissions, and Contributions

While every effort has been made to ensure all the information within this site is accurate, I understand that there will be errors and omissions.  If you have helpful information to contribute, please let me know through my contacts page, or connect with me through facebook or twitter.

Mark Donoghue

pacificvictoryroll.com researcher