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. REMARKS: 730212 RELEASED BY DRV 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.