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John Foy '53

Date of birth: November 27, 1930

Date of death: April 19, 1962

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


From The Ogden Standard Examiner on April 20, 1962

John and another pilot were lost when their T-33 Shooting Star crashed near Hill AFB, Utah, on April 19, 1962. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his wife, Dorothy.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

John and the officer killed with him were both graduate aeronautical engineers on a local training mission. Witnesses saw the plane circle two or three times then disappear. A short time later they saw a column of smoke from the wrecked plane.

A native of New York City, he was survived by his mother Elizabeth, widow Dorothy, and 18-month-old son, John R. He also had an older brother named William.

His father William, an accountant, predeceased John.

Class of 1953

John is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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