Ramey, Howard Knox, Brig Gen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AAF MOS 1060, V Bomber Command (5th Bomber Command)
Service Years
1917 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Brigadier General

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Last Address
Port Moresby, New Guinea

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Order of DaedaliansWorld War II Fallen
  1934, Order of Daedalians - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Command Pilot Badge
Observer Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Section, Signal CorpsUnited States Army Air ServiceUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)1st Bombardment Wing
4th Air ForceUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)7th Air Force
  1917-1918, Aviation Section, Signal Corps
  1918-1926, United States Army Air Service
  1926-1941, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1936-1941, AAF MOS 1060, 1st Bombardment Wing
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 2161, 4th Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1060, IV Bomber Command (4th Bomber Command)
  1942-1943, 7th Air Force
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1060, V Bomber Command (5th Bomber Command)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Papua Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Mississippi State UniversityCommand and General Staff College
  1915-1917, Mississippi State University
  1933-1934, Air Corps Tactical School
  1935-1936, Command and General Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-12 Bomber  B-10 Martin Bomber  B-18 Bolo  B-24 Liberator  
B-25 Mitchell  B-17 Flying Fortress  A-20 Havoc  B-26 Marauder  
  1936-1936, B-12 Bomber
  1936-1937, B-10 Martin Bomber
  1937-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1943-1943, B-24 Liberator
  1943-1943, B-25 Mitchell
  1943-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1943-1943, A-20 Havoc
  1943-1943, B-26 Marauder
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His aircraft disappeared while on a reconnaissance mission over the Torres Strait between Australia and New Guinea. His remains were not recovered. He is memorialized in Manila and on a cenotaph at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. In additon, the former Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico was named for him.

His DSC citation:

Awarded posthumously for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General Howard K. Ramey (ASN: 0-10874), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding, V Bomber Command, FIFTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces in the Southwest Pacific Area of Operations. Brigadier General Ramey's gallant leadership and unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects 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. 16 (1943)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commander

Regiment: V Bomber Command

Division: 5th Air Force

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