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"King George VI on tour of the 8th bomber command somewhere in England, studies battle damaged wing of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. L-R: Lt Robert Riordan [Houston, TX], HRH, Brig Gen Newton Longfellow."



  • 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).

  • Robert Riordan

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    369th BS Commanding Officer, 92nd BG Deputy Commander [September 1944]. Third bomb group to go to England. Original plane the 'Wahoo'. Two tours of combat duty [51 missions, 9 were with the 92nd BG]. Many close calls. Visit by King George to see my...


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2018 15:13:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations