FRE 248


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Officers of the 56th Fighter Group gather at the bar in one of the buildings at Halesworth air base. Flight Surgeon Captain George R. Hornig stands on the left hand side of the image, facing the bar. 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 "keeps an eye" on his boys as they flock to the bar on their return from an operational flight. WOR 262789 291143Y'.


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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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