This letter is about one of South China’s finest. Alfred Kramer, a World War II B-17 pilot, was shot down over France returning from a bombing raid on Germany. The French resistance aided him in a safe return to England.

Now, at age 93, Kramer finally got some recognition for his wartime experiences flying over Nazi-occupied Europe.

This recognition, in my opinion, is too little too late, although I’m sure it was appreciated by Kramer and all those unsung heroes who we rarely hear about but who may live next door.

God bless Kramer and all his fellow aviators for all their contributions toward ending the war in Europe.

Frank D. Slason

Somerville