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Robert J. Ramer in 1945
Robert J. Ramer

Robert J. Ramer was a college student at Purdue University on December 7th, 1941. An early interest in flight led to his enlistment in the Army Air Corps, the precursor to today’s Air Force. Robert Ramer talks with his son Robert Bruce Ramer, first about his induction into the Air Corps and his early cadet training.

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Robert Ramer's P-51 Mustang fighter plane
Listen to Robert Ramer describe his P-51 Mustang fighter plane.

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Music Credits: Flyin’ Home performed by Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton Story, Proper UK Boxed Sets

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