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Albert F. Tramposch Military Decorations

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2096

This collection houses four medals and their original presentation boxes awarded to Albert F. Tramposch for his service in the Army Air Force (529th Squadron, 311th Fighter Group) during World War II. The awards include the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Dates

  • circa 1946-1948, undated

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses four medals and their original presentation boxes awarded to Albert F. Tramposch for his service in the Army Air Force (529th Squadron, 311th Fighter Group) during World War II. The awards include the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert Frank Tramposch was born to Albert and Frances (Stalzer) Tramposch in New York on May 17, 1924. He was inducted into the military at the age of 19 in New York City and assigned to the 529th Squadron of the 311th Fighter-Bomber Group. From July of 1943 to August of 1944, he served in the China-Burma-India Theater flying missions over Northern Burma, escorting fighter planes, protecting the route over the Himalayas (called the Hump), and supporting ground troops. The 311th has the distinction of being one of only three units to use the A-36 dive bomber. After his discharge, Tramposch earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and his Master's Degree in Engineering Management at C. W. Post in Westbury, New York. He went on to work at Sperry Gyroscope in Great Neck, New York. Tramposch married Ruth Kraker and the couple had four children, Ann G. (Tramposch) Young, Susan M., Albert G., and Jane M. (Tramposch) Runciman. After his retirement from Sperry, Albert and Ruth Tramposch moved to East Berlin, Pennsylvania. Albert Tramposch died in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, on December 14, 2003 and is buried in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

Ann G. T. Young donated these medals to the Center for the Study of War and Society in September of 2005.

Related Archival Materials

Albert F. Tramposch's diaries, China-Burma-India (CBI) theater maps, booklets, photographs, V-Mail, and newsletters are housed in Box 30, Folders 1-11 of MS.1881.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480