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Ray Cromley

Raymond Avolon Cromley
Born August 23, 1910
Died February 23, 2007
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Bronze Star, Legion of merit
Other work Writer for the Wall Street Journal

Raymond "Ray" Cromley (August 23, 1910 – February 23, 2007) was a Colonel in the United States Army and a Journalist. Prior to the Second World War, Cromley was a correspondent and journalist in Japan. Following its outbreak, Cromley joined the American army and served in the China Burma India Theater. He was a member of the United States Army Observation Group to Yenan, better known as the Dixie Mission. After the war, he went on to become a writer for the Wall Street Journal. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

See also


  • Carolle J. Carter, Mission to Yenan: American Liaison with the Chinese Communists 1944-1947 (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1997).
  • Raymond Cromley, "My Japanese Wife, The Girl I Loved and Left in Tokyo" (The American Magazine, December 1942 Issue)
  • Sullivan, Patricia, "Raymond Cromley, columnist covered the Pentagon" Obituatry (Boston Globe, Feb 28, 2007) (Retrieved from June 28, 2012)

External links

  • 2002 Audio Interview with Cromley with Transcript

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