ARRELL STUART CRAMER US FIGHTER ACE
Cramer was born in Ogden, Utah, in 1922, where he graduated from Weber High School and attended Weber College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in January 1942 and received his pilot wings and commission as second lieutenant in September 1942 at Luke Field, Ariz.
He received combat crew training at Edwards and Santa Ana Air Bases, Calif. During World War II in November 1942, he was sent to the South Pacific area as a P-38 pilot assigned to the 339th Fighter Squadron of the Thirteenth Air Force. He participated in the campaigns of Guadalcanal, New Guinea and Northern Solomons and completed his tour of duty with credit for destruction of a Japanese Zero fighter and Betty bomber aircraft. In December 1943 he returned to the United States and was assigned to a P-47 combat training school in Abiline, Texas.
In June 1944 General Cramer was assigned to the European Theater of Operations and flew P-51 aircraft with the 55th Fighter Group. During that tour of combat duty, he served as wingman and finished the tour in February 1945 as squadron commander with a total of 300 flying hours in 60 missions and credit for destruction of 11 German aircraft.
Postwar signed photo measuring 4” x 6 ½”
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