IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
King George VI rides in a jeep druing a visit to the 301st Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Central Press Photos.' [stamp], 'Not to be published until 14/11.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 13 Nov 1942.' [stamp], 'P (King) CCC (USA).' [annotation] and '232596.'[Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'King with U.S. Bomber crews. 13.11.42. The KING rides in a jeep during a visit today to one of the Bomber Squadrons of the U.S Army Air Corps serving in this country. His Majesty inspected Liberators and Fortresses and spoke to men of their crews.'
Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...