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Robert Edward Femoyer
Birth: Oct. 31, 1921
Death: Nov. 2, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant (Navigator of a B-17) in the US Army Air Corps in the 711th Bombardment Squadron, 447th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action over Merseburg, Germany on November 2, 1944. in which he was killed in action. His citation reads in part "While on a mission the bomber was struck by three enemy antiaircraft shells. The plane suffered serious damage and 2d Lt. Femoyer was severely wounded in the side and back by shell fragments. In spite of extreme pain and great loss of blood he refused an injection of morphine. Not being able to arise from the floor, he asked to be propped up in order to enable him to see his charts and instruments. He successfully directed the navigation of his lone bomber for 2 and 1/2 hours so well it avoided enemy flak and returned to the field without further damage. Only when the plane had arrived in the safe area over the English Channed did he feel that he had accomplished his objective; then, and only then, he permitted an injection of a sedative. He died shortly after being moved from the plane."  (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 2
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7135839
Robert Edward Femoyer
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Robert Edward Femoyer
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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