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"The recipients of decorations which were conferred on behalf of King George VI by the Earl of Halifax, British ambassador to the United States during and official presentation ceremony at the British embassy 26-Sep-44."

Rear L-R: Lt Roy E Whittaker, Col Kenneth B Hobson, Col Stewart W Towle Jr, Col Archibald R Mackechnie, Capt Olan R Fleming, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, T/Sgt William T Kent, M/Sgt Theodore S Millard, Capt Carroll A Taylor, 1Lt Ronald E Notestine.
Front L-R: Maj Gen Frank O Hunter, Maj Gen Uzal Girard Ent, Brig Gen Haywood S Hansell, Mrs Eleanor F Graves [Wife to Brig Gen Davis D Graves KIA], Brig Gen Newton Longfellow, Mr N C Olsen (father of Capt Roy W Olsen KIA), Maj Charles B Fairlamb, Maj Ulysses Sam Nero, Maj Lyman Middleditch.



  • Uzal Ent

    Military | Major General | Commanding General
    Uzal Girard Ent was an American Army Air Force officer who served as the commander of the 9th Air Force and subsequently the 2nd Air Force during World War II. He flew as mission commander on the Aug 1, 1943, Ploesti oil refinery raid...

  • Haywood Hansell

    Military | Major General | Commander
    He worked under Eisenhower and Spaatz. He was experienced in Intelligence. He was the one who selected the crew of the 'Memphis Belle' to go back to America. One of the most important founders of the Strategic Heavy Bombing method. He helped formulate...

  • Frank Hunter

    Military | Major General | Commanding General
    Formerly command pilot. WW I Ace. Hunter AFB named for him. CG VIIIFC 14 May 1942 to 29 August 1943. Retired 31 March 1946. 4 DSCs WW I

  • Newton Longfellow

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Bomber Command
    Formerly command pilot. CG VIII Bomber Command 2 December 1942 to 30 June 1943. Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME, CBE (Commander British Empire).

  • Lyman Middleditch

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot

  • Roy Whittaker

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2018 08:37:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations