Pieter Cramerus, WWII Oral History

  1. Oral History project in multiple parts wherein WWll fighter pilot Pieter Cramerus tells about his adventures. From his early youth in the Dutch East Indies until the end of WWll. During that war he was flying Spitfire fighter planes over France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands. Video in English.
    In the first episode he tells about his youth, being sent as a six year old to Switzerland. And going back to the Dutch East Indies working for the KPM shipping company. And the looming war in 1941. Video is in English.
    In conjunction with the dedicated website pages about Pieter Cramerus, strijdbewijs.nl Sorry website in Dutch only

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  2. Part five of an Oral History project. WWll fighter pilot Pieter Cramerus tells about his adventures during WWll, flying a Spitfire fighter plane over France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands. In this episode he talks about being airlifted from Bandung, Indonesia days befor the Dutch East Indies Army is going to surrender to the Japanese Army.
    Captain of the DC3 that is doing the airlift is much admired Iwan Smirnoff. After the crash landing the passengers and crew are stuck on a deserted beach 95 kms north of Broome, the original destination.
    In conjunction with the dedicated Cramerus pages of the strijdbewijs.nl website. Sorry website in Dutch only

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  3. Part six of an Oral History project. WWll fighter pilot Pieter Cramerus tells about his adventures during WWll, flying a Spitfire fighter plane over France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands. In this episode he talks about arriving in the UK and being addmitted to the RAF. First actions, flying cover for bombers and and the confrontation with the V1's flying bombs.
    In conjunction with the dedicated Cramerus pages of the strijdbewijs.nl website. Sorry website in Dutch only

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  4. Part seven of an Oral History project. WWll fighter pilot Pieter Cramerus tells about his adventures during WWll, flying a Spitfire fighter plane over France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands. In this episode he talks about arriving in the UK and being addmitted to the RAF. In this episode Cramerus talks about the fact that the Spitfire was not designed to do ground attacks and doing that caused a raise in casulties. Video in English
    In conjunction with the dedicated Cramerus pages of the strijdbewijs.nl website. Sorry website in Dutch only

    # vimeo.com/41215122 Uploaded
  5. Part nine of an Oral History project. WWll fighter pilot Pieter Cramerus tells about his adventures during WWll, flying a Spitfire fighter plane over France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands. In this episode he talks about a devastated Gemany. The ground attacks had stopped all logistics Video in English
    In conjunction with the dedicated Cramerus pages of the strijdbewijs.nl website. Sorry website in Dutch only

    # vimeo.com/41254875 Uploaded

Pieter Cramerus, WWII Oral History

A. Jamison

Oral history interview of WWII pilot Pieter Cramerus by Tom Poederbach.

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