Robert E. Femoyer Papers,
Scope and Contents
The collection contains information about Robert Femoyer's life, including his World War II Medal of Honor, citations, photographs, correspondence, and clippings. Materials date from the 1930s to 1990. There are notes from Chapter 5 of Lt. Col. John Coulter's book on Virginia Tech Medal of Honor winners, Ut Prosim "Above & Beyond": The Story of Virginia Tech's Medal of Honor Recipients. Documents include military records and a program from Femoyer's memorial. Some items in the collection are photocopies of the originals. Materials in the collection were gathered during the research process for Coulter's book.
- 1938 - 1996
- Coulter, John A., 1953- (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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Robert E. Femoyer was from Huntington, West Virginia. He attended Virginia Tech as a member of the class of 1944, but he enlisted in the Army Air Force and went on active duty starting in 1943. He studied Civil Engineering while at Virginia Tech. He received a Medal of Honor for his service and is the only navigator who was awarded this honor. He received his Medal for service in a "bombing mission over Germany, he was wounded by enemy aircraft fire, which seriously damaged his B-17 bomber...For two and half hours he guided the lone bomber through six changes in course around enemy antiaircraft concentrations...Thirty minutes after landing he died of wounds." There is a building on Virginia Tech's campus named after him, Femoyer Hall. In addition the Medal of Honor, Femoyer was awarded a posthumous Purple Heart.
Sources: Air Force Archives http://www.armyrotc.vt.edu/aboutus/Medal_Honor.htmlnull
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection contains information regarding Robert Femoyer's life, including subject files on his World War II Medal of Honor, citations, photographs, correspondence, and clippings. Materials date from 1936-1998.
The collection is arranged in files either by material type (clippings, photographs, and correspondence) or by subject.
Source of Acquisition
The Robert E. Femoyer Papers were donated to Special Collections in 2000.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Robert E. Femoyer Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert E. Femoyer Papers was completed in November 2013.
- Robert E. Femoyer Papers, 1938-1996
- Nicole Hancock, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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