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Ramey, Howard K. (1896-1943)


Photograph of Howard K. Ramey

NARA #342-FH-4A-11197. Via Wikipedia.org

Howard Ramey studied at Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University) before enlisting in the Air Service and receiving his commission. He spent much of his career in aerial reconnaissance, and attended the Air Corps Tactical School and Command and General Staff School. Kenney requested Ramey's transfer from Hawaiian Air Force to the Southwest Pacific to replace Walker, who had disappeared on a bombing mission. Ramey proved a more congenial subordinate that Walker, particularly on the value of skip bombing, but disappeared himself on a reconnaissance flight in April 1945.

Service record

1896-10-14     

Born at Waynesboro, Mississippi
1917-12-15     
Private first class     
Enlists in Air Service
1918-4-20
Second lieutenant     
Completes flight school
1920-7-1
First lieutenant

1921

Air Service Photography School
1925

Commander, 6 Photo Section
1927

Commander, 22 Photo Section
1932-3-1
Captain

1934

Air Corps Tactical School
1936-6-16
Major

1936

Command and General Staff School
1940-12-30
Lieutenant colonel

1942-1-5
Colonel     
Staff, 4 Air Force
1942-9-17
Brigadier general     
Commander, 4 Bomber Command
1942

Deputy commander, Hawaiian Air Force
1943-1-5

Commander, 5 Bomber Command
1943-4-19

Missing in action
1945-11-19     

Declared dead

References

Fogerty (1953; accessed 2013-4-18)

Gamble (2010)

Generals.dk (accessed 2013-4-17)

Pettibone (2006)



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