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"In colorful ceremonies with the English countryside as a backdrop, three former members of the 401st Bomb Group were decorated by the French government. they are, Left To Right: Colonel H.E. Rogner, Lt. Colonel Burton K. Voorhees And Major Arnold C. Kuenning. 7 May 1945."

Col Harris E Rogner and Lt. Colonel Burton K Voorhees wear Croix de Guerre (Palm leaf), Major Arnold C Kuenning wears Croix de Guerre (Star)



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...


  • Arnold Kuenning

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    8 missions as 401st BG Lead Bombardier, 12 missions as 94th Wing Lead Bombardier, 2 missions as 1st Air Division Lead Bombardier. ...

  • Harris Rogner

    Military | Colonel | Original Deputy Commander
    Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 457BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Burton Voorhees

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Air Executive
    Completed 5 x combat missions with 303BG. Transferred to 401BG. Awards: Croix de Guerre (Palmleaf), DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME(4 battle stars).


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 19:54:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations