KRAMER, GALAND  DWIGHT

Name: Galand Dwight Kramer
Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 390th TFS
Date of Birth:
Birthplace:  Topeka, KS
Home City of Record: Norman OK
Date of Loss: 19 January 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 211700 North  1060300 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Julius Jayroe, returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.

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Kramer and his pilot, Julius Jayroe were shot down by a surface-to-air
missile 30 miles NNE of Hanoi on the afternoon of 19 January 1967 while
escorting photo recon aircraft. Jayroe was fortunate not to have received
injuries during and after ejection from the aircraft and enjoyed relatively
good health during his six years of captivity. Kramer was released a month
earlier than Jayroe, indicating illness or injuries.

Galand Kramer retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel. He
and his wife Molly reside in California.

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