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 Foy Draper

Foy Draper

Birth
Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Jan 1943 (aged 31)
Kesserine, Tunisia
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Plot F Row 10 Grave 7
Memorial ID 13244998 · View Source
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Olympic Athlete. A native of California, he attended the University of Southern California. A track and field athlete he won the IC4A championship in 200 m in 1935, and then attended the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he won the gold medal for the 4x100 m relay with a new world record of 39.8. During World War II, he served as a pilot on a twin engine A-20B Havoc in Thelepte, Tunisia. On January 4, 1943, he and two crew members took off to fly to Fonduck, Tunisia, to take part in the Battle of Kassarine Pass, but all three men disapeared on the flight and were never heard from again. Although his date of death is listed as January 4, 1943, it is usually given as February 1, 1943. His memory is honoured at the North African American (ABMC) Cemetery and Memorial in Tunis, Tunisia.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 6 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13244998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Foy Draper (26 Nov 1911–4 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13244998, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .