IWM catalogue record
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General Dwight D Eisenhower inspects photographs from a raid by the 386th Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'US Official Photo, Keystone Press.' [stamp], 21 Apr 1944.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse :'US Official Photograph No. Distributes through OWI. Gen Eisenhower inspects raid photos. Nine Air Force Headquarters: During an inspection of a Ninth Air Force B-26 Marauder Medium Bombers station in England, General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the European Theatre of Operations looks on strike photographs and is evidently tickled by them. With him are left to right: Major General Lewis H Brereton, commanding general of the Ninth Air Force, Lt Col Sherman E Beaty, the Chief and Col Herbert B Thatcher, commanding officer of a Ninth medium bomber base. 845/f. Keystone 479324.'
The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel
Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General
Lewis Hyde Brereton (June 21, 1890 – July 20, 1967) was a military aviation pioneer and lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. A 1911 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he began his military career as a United States Army officer...
Military | General | Supreme Commander
Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
Trained B-26 outfit at Hunter, then Tampa, then to England. Became Lt. General - last commanded ADC and retired in 68