Stratemeyer, George Edward, Lt Gen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1063-Fighter-Bomber Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1949-1951, AAF MOS 1063, Far East Air Forces
Service Years
1911 - 1952
Lieutenant General

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Stratemeyer, George Edward, Lt Gen USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Orlando, Florida
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 11, 1969
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
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 Official Badges 

Commander Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

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Last Known Activity
He was also awarded the following foreign decorations which are not shown on his ribbon bar: Ho-Tu Medal of the Chinese Air Force; Chinese Special Tashou Cloud Banner; Chinese Pilot's Badge; Polish Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross; Yugoslavian pilot's badge.

His DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lieutenant General George Edward Stratemeyer (ASN: 0-3893/5A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Commanding General, Far East Air Forces, in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Korea from 14 July to 28 September 1950. During the early days of the conflict, General Stratemeyer personally performed aerial reconnaissance of advanced airfields which were under attack by enemy aircraft and under fire by ground weapons, enabling him to plan immediately the most effective utilization of his combat air forces in the initial defensive phase. He directed the evacuation by air of American citizens from those advanced fields, continually subjecting himself to great danger. Subsequent flights were made in unarmed and unescorted aircraft to forward airstrips to appraise the situation during the gradual, forced withdrawal of our troops. Personally, and at the risk of his life, in order to direct comprehensively the efforts of the Far East Air Forces in close support of the Eighth Army in Korea, he pressed forward on the ground by vehicle and on foot to the outermost advanced positions. The firsthand knowledge gained by General Stratemeyer from these reconnaissance missions was invaluable to him in planning the coordination of air support with ground combat activity, and contributed largely in enabling the ground troops to wrest the initiative from the enemy and assume the offensive in driving the invading enemy from the area of south of the 38th Parallel. Where courageous leadership was the practice, General Stratemeyer's dauntless and inspirational leadership was conspicuous, reflecting great credit on himself and the United Nations Armed Forces.

General Orders: General Headquarters Far East Command: General Orders No. 46 (October 22, 1950)

Action Date: July 14 - September 28, 1950

Service: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant General

Company: Commanding General

Division: Far East Air Forces

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 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolAir Defense Command (ADC)Continental Air Command (CAC)
Far East Air Forces
  1915-1916, US Army (USA)
  1916-1917, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1946-1948, AAF MOS 1065, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1948-1949, AAF MOS 1063, Continental Air Command (CAC)
  1949-1951, AAF MOS 1063, Far East Air Forces
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II1
  1950-1951 Korean War4
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1911-1915, United States Military Academy
  1929-1930, Air Corps Tactical School
  1931-1932, Command and General Staff College
  1938-1939, Army War College
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