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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

General Arnold addresses US Army 8th Air Force personnel inside a hangar. Image stamped on reverse: 'Barratt's Photo Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 3 Sept 1943.' [stamp] and '282090.' [Censor no] Printed caption on reverse: 'American Air Forces GOC meets the "Boys" General Arnold Chief of the American Air Force, who arrived in this country yesterday, today paid a visit to a bomber station where he met members of the crews of some of the Fortresses just back from a raid. OPS: General Arnold Addressing the Squadron Personnel in one of the hangars.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Arnold gives location of LFB as Hethel.'




  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection