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Jay Zeamer, Jr. Medal of Honor
Born in Carlisle, PA and grew up in Orange, N.J. He studied at MIT and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering. Zeamer flew 47 combat mission. After the harrowing mission on June 16, 1943 piloting B-17E "Lucy" 41-2666, he was wounded and afterwards recovered in the hospital. During January 1945, he retired for disability resulting from his combat wounds. After the war, Zeamer worked at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, CT, before moving on to Hughes Aircraft in Los Angeles and then Raytheon Company in Bedford, Mass. He retired in 1968 to Boothbay Harbor, Maine and passed away in March 2007.
Credit: USAAF Date: 1943

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