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NameFer, John
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 16
Home TownSan Pedro
Home StateCA
High SchoolSan Pedro High School, San Pedro, CA.
High School ActivitiesFootball, Tarack, Cross Country, Boy Scouts, Hi-Y Club, YMCA, Band-Orch, Class Pres, Glee Club, Drama-Speech, Jr Life Guard. Model Plane Club
Post High SchoolUniv of So Cal (3yrs) AFROTC, Cadet M/Sgt
Academy ExperiencesTrack, Cross Country, Chmn Honor Reps, Sec Class Cmte, Sq Cmdr, Sq Tng Off, Comm's List (8)
Academic Degree MajorBS-Eng Sci USAFA¶MA Plo Sci Auburn Univ
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePlt Tng, Leardo AFB, TX, Plt B-47 380th SAWg, Plattsburg AFB, NY, Plt Rb-66C, 41TRSq, Tahkli AB Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 30 Jun,1966
Capture MissionOn 4 Feb.1967, Fer's RB-66C received a direct hit from intense hostile fire. Two parachutes were seen onthe ground and two beepers heard.
MIA Information and Datescarried as MIA from 5 Feb, 1967 until 27 Nov, 1970
Capture Date
POW Locations and Datesvarious location in and around Hanoi, NVN
Release Date3/4/1973
Rank at CaptureCapt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseStu Auburn Univ/ACSC, Montgomery AL, Plt F-111f 389th TFSq Mtn Home AFB, ID,AOC/Ex for Honor&Ethics USAFA,CO, OASD?/ISA/C AFA Activities Group, Pentagon, Wash.DC,DirOpsSer, 9th AF,Shaw AFB, SC, V-Cmdr, 486th TMWg, Woensdrecht AB, NED, C OSIA RheinMain AB, GER, Stu Univ of SC, Princ St.Anne Cath Sch, Sumter, NC, Princ Beautitudes of Our Lord Sch, CA, Princ St Marie Goretti Cath Sch, CA, Dir Ministeries, Mary Star of the Sea Parish, CA.
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsSS(2),DSSM,LM(2),DFC,BS(3),PH, MSM,AM(5),AFCM(2)
CommentsRetired Colonel (O-6) 30 June, 1990
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