West Point Crest
In Memoriam
Major General Ernest Thorpe Cragg
USAF (retired)
19 January 1922, Mt Vernon, NY - 9 March 2006, Arlington VA
Duty   Honor    Country
U S Air Force Coat of Arms

This site is under construction  - More information to come - Please check back
10/26/06 20th TFW page augmented with Ed Goodhue drawings and reformatted
11/15/06 West Point Years Photo Album added
01/27/09 High  School Years Abum added


WW II Memorial Entry

Lightning Encounter Print

Marriage to Helen (July 1945)

388th Fighter Bomber Group (July 1954)

20th Tactical Fighter Wing (1963-1966)

Air Force Biography

Massanutten Military Academy Visit (March 2002)

Death Notice (Washington Post, 03/13/06)

Obituary (Washington Post 03/17/06)

M/G ET Cragg

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Memorial Contributions accepted by
Massanutten Military Academy,
614 S Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664
(540) 459-2167

Photo Albums
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High SchoolYears

West Point Years

The 1940s

The 1950s

The Funeral

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

The Final Salute
The Final Salute

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