A bomber crew of the 301st Bomb Group with their A-20 Havoc after being awarded medals. Image stamped on reverse: 'Supplied by Photographic News Agency.' [stamp], 'Not to be published until 12 July 1942.' [stamp], 'USA(NIB) CCC.' [written annotation] and '209820.' [Censor No.] A.19793 Printed caption on reverse: "USA Airmen heroes decorated. The awards to the American airmen, who took part in the big raid on Germany and occupied Countries recently, were presented today. O.P.S Maj. C. Kegelman and his crew in front of a Boston bomber. He received the DSC and his crew the DFC." Stamp : (Reviewed & passed as censored - US Army Press Censor, 11July 1942) Handwritten caption on reverse: '11/7/43.'
IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A bomber crew of the 301st Bomb Group with their A-20 Havoc after being awarded medals. Image stamped on reverse: 'Supplied by Photographic News Agency.' [stamp], 'Not to be published until 12 July 1942.' [stamp], 'USA(NIB) CCC.' [written annotation] and '209820.' [Censor No.] A printed caption from the Photographic news agency was previously attached the the reverse, however this has been lost. It is likely, based on images from other press agencies of this event, that it explains that the airmen have received medals for the 4 July raid on Holland and that they are: Sergeant Bennie Cunningham, Technical-Sergeant Robert Golay, Major Charles C Kegelman and Lieutenant Randall Dorton. Handwritten caption on reverse: '11/7/43.'
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...
Military | Sergeant | Gunner
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
Assigned to 301BG.
4 July 1942
12 Boston (A-20) aircraft are despatched from Swanton Morley by No. 2 Group, 226 Squadron, RAF, to bomb four German airfields in Holland: De Koog airfield, Bergen/Alkamaar airfield, Haanstede airfield and Valkenberg airfield. 6 of these aircraft are...