Henry Foxwell was born in Cambridge, MA on March 6,
1910, the son of Martin Henry Foxwell and Mary Ann Meekins,
he had two brothers, Eldridge and Harry, and a sister,
Foxwell attended public schools in Cambridge and was
graduated in 1927. He joined the 29th Division Company
C in 1930. He was working for Herbert Hearn Hardware
in February 1941 when he was called to active duty
with the 29th Division Post No. 88 National Guard.
He was transferred to the Army Air Corps and entered
World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served at Craig
Field, Selma, Alabama; Smoky Hill Air Force Base,
Salina, Kansas; and Davis Monthan Air Force Base,
was part of the original cadre assigned to the 39th
Group, and served overseas in the Pacific Theatre
on Guam with the group in Operations as Adjutant.
While in the 39th BG, Foxwell served under Captain
Claude J. Hilton, its first Commanding Officer, as
higher ranking officers were assigned they assumed
command – these included, in order, Major Gordon
R. Willis, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Weir, Colonel
Potter Paige, Lieutenant Colonel Frank P. Sturdivant,
Colonel George W. Mundy and Colonel James E, Roberts.
Foxwell mentions that he enjoyed working with the
command officers and also remembers fondly M/Sgt Walter
returned to the States in September 1945, and was
separated from service July 1946. He remained in the
USAF Reserve, however until March 1970, when at the
age of 70 he was placed on the Retired List with the
Rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
December 23, 1939 he married the former Martha Simmons.
They have two daughters, Mary F. Duvall, and Margaret
Shipley and a son, Henry Talmadge Foxwell; five grandchildren,
James C. Duvall, Lt. Commander Matthew Shipley, Jennifer
B. Shipley, Diana Foxwell, Lisa Tedesco; and four
great grandchildren, Nicholas and Thomas Tedesco,
Josh Shipley and Danielle Graham.
the war he was employed by Donald Bennett Chrysler-Plymouth
from 1946 to 1958, He was later employed by Lawrence
Volkswagen, Salisbury, MD until he retired in 1980.
his earlier years he enjoyed playing baseball and
tennis. He later enjoyed playing golf until he was
was an active member in the following organizations:
Division Post No. 88 National Guard; Maryland Military
Officers Association of America; American Legion Post
No. 91; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7460; Life
Member of B.P.O.E. Elks No. 1272
Charter Member and Life Member of Loyal Order of Moose
Lodge No. 1211; Dorchester Coin Club
Dorchester Democratic Party; Cambridge Country Club
Col. Daniel Henry Foxwell, retired, passed
away at Dorchester General Hospital on Tuesday,
September 28, 2004 at the age of 94. He is
interned at Dorchester Memorial Park.