UPL 17370


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This portrait of Alexander Kramarinko was drawn by a fellow prisoner at Stalag Luft 3, Lt Carl Henry Holmstrom, and is reproduced from his book "Kriegie Life: Sketches by a Prisoner of War in Germany" [ See http://kriegielife.com/id6.html ]


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Lieutenant Alexander Kramarinko of the 303rd Bomb Group with the engine of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942. Printed caption on reverse: '"Good Old Chi-Town". Lt. Alexander Kramarinko of the Air Corps used to be in the Swiss Dairy Bar at Haywood, Illinois. He lived with his parents at 1931 Potomac Avenue, Chicago andhis fieancee is Miss Jean Neuman at 323 Tremont Ave. Kenmore, N.Y. His very inclusive message is "Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to Good old Chi-Town." O.P.S. sho
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16035409 and O-661851
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot


  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47

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