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 John Willis Feyrer

John Willis Feyrer

Birth
Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 24 Nov 1953 (aged 24)
Greenwood, Jackson County, Florida, USA
Burial Wayne Village, Schuyler County, New York, USA
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Memorial ID 85284114 · View Source
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WWII veteran - 2nd Lt. Air Defense Command

WOODHULL - Funeral services for Second Lt. John Feyrer killed while on a routine flying mission from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Wayne Baptist Church. Burial will be at Wayne.
His tragic death occurred Tuesday afternoon. He had been stationed at the Tyndall base since last September.
Lt. Feyrer was born at Warsaw in February, 1929, to the Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Feyrer. His mother died during his youth. The Rev. Feyrer was pastor of the First Baptist Church at Woodhull in 1943 and his son attended Woodhull High School, from which he graduated in 1946. He was active in sports, the band, and chorus groups.
The family moved to Wilson in 1947, and it was from there the Lt. Feyrer entered West Point Military Academy in 1948. He was graduated from West Point with honors in 1952 as second lieutenant, and immediately went to Sheppard Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, where he received his wings in July, training to be a jet pilot. He was transferred to Florida this fall and had intended to come home on furlough about next week.
His parachute failed to open after he bailed out when his jet became crippled in the air. The accident occurred near Greenwood, Fla.
Survivors include his father and stepmother of Wayne, a sister, Mrs. Jean Weaver of Wilson, two brothers, Joseph of Batavia and James, a student at Bucknell University, Lewiston, Pa.

Source: The Leader, Corning, NY, Nov. 27, 1953.


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  • Created by: Jean Doherty
  • Added: 21 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85284114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Willis Feyrer (25 Feb 1929–24 Nov 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85284114, citing Wayne Village Cemetery, Wayne Village, Schuyler County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Jean Doherty (contributor 47349305) .