FRE 224


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Flight Surgeon Captain George R. Hornig (in the lighter coloured shirt) serves up food to pilots of the 56th Fighter Group in the mess at Halesworth air base. Passed for publication 29 November 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '"Ace" Flight-Surgeon is combination family physician, foster-father and chaplain.' And 'Associated Press photo shows: "Doc" Hornig helps to serve "his boys" in the mess on their return from an operational flight.'


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Captain George R. "Doc" Hornig, flight-surgeon of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Passed for publication 29 Nov 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '"Ace" Flight-Surgeon Is Combination Family Physician, Foster-Father And Chaplain. One of the "ace" flight-surgeons in the European Theatre of Operations is Captain George R. Hornig, 32 of Glen Head, Long Island, New York, a combination family physician, foster-father and chaplain to the pilots, he "looks after" the men who fly the single-engined
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Ground Officer



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