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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 7, 1922
Date of death: February 4, 1953
Age: 30

Lucky Bag

1946 Moise LB.jpg

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

McFaddin Moise

Sumter, South Carolina

Navy's soccer and basketball teams received most of "Mac's" attention. He played on the plebe, junior varsity and varsity soccer teams and on the plebe basketball team. Far from being a Red Mike, Mac dragged to all the hops, usually a different girl to each. The Academic Department cost Mac some worry during plebe year but he successfully crossed every river with the rest of us. Mac's encounters with the Executive Department were fewer than average, due to two years of previous experience at Clemson College.

The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.



I am looking for information on my Grandfathers plane crash on February 4, 1953 of an AJ [Savage]. His name was Lt. McFaddin Moise [some records list him as "Hoise", but his name was Moise.] Also killed in the accident was AD2 James Vaughn. Mechanical trouble just after take-off was to blame. This occurred at the Naval Air Station - Patuxent, Maryland. There is a street named in his honor [Hoise Street - I am working to get the proper name on the street and also a Vaughn Street on the Naval Air Base - Not sure why they have his name wrong]. I see several people on here, including Chuck Emmitt who might have information or would have been there. Please feel free to reach out to me if anyone does. Charles Hill,

He is buried in South Carolina.


From the obituary of his wife, Betty Anne:

Mrs. Turregano is survived by her children, McFaddin (Marilyn) Moise Jr. of Fort Myers, Mary (Charles) Hill of Ohio, Jack (Sheila) Turregano of Fort Myers, retired Lt. Col. Clemson (Susan) Turregano of North Carolina, and Betty Anne (Lt. Col. Thomas) Quinn of Germany; her grandchildren, McFaddin Moise III, Jonathan and David Moise, Charles Hill, Polly Williams, Sarah Harrington, Sydney and Peyton Turregano, John Morgan, Nathan Turregano, Andrew, Katherine and Aaron Quinn; and her great-grandchildren, Ethan Williams, Chapin Harrington, McFaddin Moise IV, McKenzie Moise, Christian, Grace, Joi Hill.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. McFaddin Moise in 1953; her husband, retired Lt. Col. John Turregano; her brother, Scenus Garris; and her sister, Mell Henry.


FROM: Mac Moise Jr. E-MAIL: DATE: Oct 5, 2010 SUBJ: Son of deceased pilot

I am McFaddin Moise Jr, sole surviving son of Navy Lt. McFaddin Moise. He was an AJ2 Savage test pilot who died on 2/4/1953 on take off.

I have very few details of this crash or of anyone who knew my Dad.

If there is anyone out there who knew Mac it would be great to hear the stories, sordid or otherwise.

Likewise every year all the "males" of the Moise Clan gather at the Moise Island in Charleston SC. All friends of the family are invited. Just contact me at

Thanks, McFaddin Moise Jr, father to McFaddin Moise III, Grandfather to McFaddin Moise IV

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