AP: Bo Foster: Missoula pilot who flew captured Nazi leader dies at 99

Bo Foster was a Yale graduate in love with Montana, a gentleman of refinement and decorated war hero with hair-raising tales to tell.

But there was one story he always came back to.

“I think what he talked to me about most was the separation from his family,” said Dennis Gordon of Missoula, a friend and biographer of Foster’s. “He went overseas and left his young wife and newly born daughter, and he didn’t see them again for three years. That was a huge price to pay, similar to what our soldiers are doing today.”

Brig. Gen. Mayhew “Bo” Foster died Monday night at the Village Senior Residence in Missoula, less than seven months short of his 100th birthday.

“They said at the Village it was a surprise, but I guess when you’re 99 1/2 or so, it’s imminent. It’s obviously a great loss,” said Foster’s son-in-law, Roy Korkalo of Livingston.

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