|Born||November 26, 1911|
Georgetown, Texas, United States
|Died||February 1, 1943 (aged 31)|
Kasserine Pass, Kasserine, Tunisia
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||54 kg (119 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Club||USC Trojans, Los Angeles|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 10.3 (1936)|
Foy Draper (November 26, 1911 – February 1, 1943) was an American track and field athlete who won a gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics. As a University of Southern California student, Draper won the IC4A championships in 200 m in 1935.
During World War II, Draper served as a pilot on a twin-engine attack bomber A-20B 'Havoc' in Thelepte, Tunisia. On January 4, 1943, Draper took off to fly to Fonduck, Tunisia to take part of the battle of Kassarine Pass. Draper and his two crewmen never returned and his death date is usually given as February 1, 1943. He is buried in the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission in Carthage, Tunisia. His gravestone shows January 4, 1943 as his date of death.
- Foy Draper Archived October 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference. Retrieved on August 20, 2015.
- Faster than the Fastest | Longform. SI.com. Retrieved on August 20, 2015.
- "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
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