UPL 18065


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Major Roy B. Caviness being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by Col. Murray Woodbury, 66th Fighter Wing Commander. Caviness has already just been awarded the Air Medal during the same ceremony. Bottisham, March 1944. Museum object reference no. BAM_0137


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Lieutenant Colonel Roy Caviness, of the 376th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51D Mustang. Handwritten caption on reverse: '13/3/44. Roy Caviness.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. Caption attached to reverse: Photo ref.no. 311282. "Pilots of P-47s in the ETO. Associated Press photo shows: Maj. Roy B. Caviness, Oil City, La, has shared in bringing down a FW.190 and has damaged three locos."
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 361st Fighter Group 376th Fighter Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (78th Fighter Group) Headquarters (361st Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: 14014820 / O-413041
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Group Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 66th Fighter Wing Headquarters (66th Fighter Wing)
  • Service Numbers: O-17421
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Fighter Wing Commander; Commanding General



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