Stratemeyer, George Edward
- John Kennedy Ohl
Stratemeyer, George Edward (24 November 1890–09 August 1969), air force officer, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of George Stratemeyer, an army officer, and Belle Retig. After spending most of his youth in Peru, Indiana, Stratemeyer entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in March 1910. He graduated in June 1915 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry, initially assigned to the Seventh Infantry Regiment. After brief service with the Thirty-fourth Infantry Regiment, he transferred to the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps in September 1916 and learned to fly at Rockwell Field in San Diego, California. In 1916, now a first lieutenant, he married Annalee Rix; they had no children. Stratemeyer was promoted to captain in May 1917. During and immediately after World War I he served as the organizer and commanding officer of the School of Military Aeronautics at Ohio State University and as a test pilot and later commander at the Air Service Mechanics School at Kelly Field in Texas....