RAMEY, HOWARD KNOX Papers. 1918-1943
Published January 25, 2008
.09 cu ft
Call No. 168.7013
IRIS Nos. 126016-126017
(1896-1943). Brigadier General. USAAF, 1917-1943. Born 14 October 1896, Waynesboro, MS. Air Service Photography School, 1921; Air Corps Tactical School, 1934; Command and General Staff School, 1936. Served to grade of Private First Class, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1917-1918; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, April 1918. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1918-1942; Commanding General, IV Bomber Command, 1942; Deputy Commander, Hawaiian Air Force, 1942-1943; Commanding General, V Bomber Command, 1943. Missing 26 March 1943 in an airplane crash in vicinity of New Guinea. Declared dead 19 November 1945. Ramey AFB, PR (now inactive) named in his honor.
Personal papers consists of pilot books (1918-1932) and scrapbooks (1918-1943).