M.177 First Officer  Leonard Wright Cramer 

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 b. 2 May 1906, Fulton NY 3 Aug 1940 to Oct-41 

  

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from http://jeffmichaels.org/?p=252, which has a full biography

     

 

Father: Frank I Cramer

Ed.: 4 yrs High School, 1 yr Cornell University

m. 1929 Vida Pearl [Hewes, divorced, later Dolamore]

prev. a Commercial Pilot. Manager of Oneida Airport.

He had to swim a mile and a half after his seaplane crashed following engine failure and then an engine fire, at Onodaga Lake, Syracuse , N.Y. in Jun 1930.

Address in 1940: Baldwinsville, NY


Postings: 6FPP, 1FPP

He was commended for his forced landing after an engine failure in a Short Scion on 8 Dec 1940, but blamed for another forced landing in a Fairey Battle when he continued a flight in failing light and bad weather on 5 Jan 1941.

Seconded to Atfero 20 Mar 1941

Contract Terminated 31 Oct 1941


d. 8 Jan 1945 - Port of Spain, Trinidad, in Martin M-130 'China Clipper' of Pan American Airways.which crashed while landing in darkness. 10 of the 13 crew, and 13 of 17 passengers died in the accident.

 


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