Ramey, Roger Maxwell, Lt Gen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00066-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1944-1945, XXI Bomber Command
Service Years
1924 - 1957
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant General

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1905
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Denton, Texas
Last Address
Torrance, California

Date of Passing
Mar 04, 1963
 
Location of Interment
Roselawn Memorial Park - Denton, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Commander Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor




 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His DSC citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II



(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Air Corps) Roger Maxwell Ramey (ASN: 0-17231), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-17 Heavy Bomber in the Commanding Officer, 43d Bombardment Group (H), FIFTH Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 1 February 1943, while participating in an attack on the Japanese base at Rabaul, New Britain. As command pilot leading a flight against the base, Colonel Ramey remained at the scene of attack for over two hours, making 20 passes over the target, dropping flares on each run, and thus drawing attention of searchlights and diverting much of the anti-aircraft fire from other bombers to his own. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Colonel Ramey on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.



General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 17 (1943)



Action Date: 14-Feb-43



Service: Army Air Forces



Rank: Colonel



Company: Commanding Officer



Regiment: 43d Bombardment Group (H)



Division: 5th Air Force


   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://roswellproof.homestead.com/Ramey_info.html
http://www.nicap.org/bios/ramey_detailed_bio.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59658498
http://www.generals.dk/general/Ramey/Roger_Maxwell/USA.html
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6183
https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/1686367/lt-gen-roger-m-ramey/
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
19th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor90th Bombardment Group, HeavyXXI Bomber Command
  1939-1940, AAF MOS 1065, 19th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1060, 90th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, XXI Bomber Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/Burma Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1945 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/India-Burma Campaign (1942-45)
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Papua Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1945 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of North TexasUnited States Military Academy
  1921-1924, University of North Texas
  1924-1928, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-12 Shrike  OA-12 Duck  B-12 Bomber  P-36 Hawk  
B-17 Flying Fortress  B-29 Superfortress  
  1939-1940, A-12 Shrike
  1939-1940, OA-12 Duck
  1939-1940, B-12 Bomber
  1939-1940, P-36 Hawk
  1939-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1946, B-29 Superfortress
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