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King George VI meets the crew of a B-24 Liberator during his first official visit to the 93rd Bomb Group at Alconbury. 11 November 1942. In front from left to right: Colonel E.J. Timberlake; King George VI; Lieutenant L.F. Schmidt, from New Hampton, New York; Captain C.A. Culpepper, from Poplarville, Missouri; Captain C.D. Lee, from Spartansburg, South Carolina. In back from left to right: Sergeant Phillip Salamon, from Archibald, Pennsylvania; Sergeant Oda A. Smathers, from Ashville, North Carolina; Sergeant A.S. Bell, from Detroit, Michigan; Sergeant Johny Brown, from Hot Springs, New Mexico. Printed caption on reverse: 'SC 152156 His Majesty, King George VI, during his first visit to U.S. Bomber Forces somewhere in England. L-R: Col E J Timberlake; H.R.H. Lt L F Schmidt, New Hampton, N.Y., Captain C A Culpepper; Poplarville, Miss., Capt C D Lee, Spartonsburg. S.C. crew of the Liberator, In back L-R: Sgt Phillip Salamon, Archibald, Pa; Sgt Oda A Smathers, Ashville, N.C.; Sgt A S Bell, Detroit, Michigan; Sgt Johny Brown, Hot Springs, New Mexico; 93rd Bomber Command, Alconbury,England. 14 November 1942. Please credit U.S. Army Photograph.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew of Teggie Ann.' The man with his back to the camera is Lieutenant Harold J. Mann, Scranton, PA.

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Units

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier / Navigator
King George VI meets the crew of a B-24 Liberator during his first official visit to the 93rd Bomb Group at Alconbury. 11 November 1942. In front from left to right: Colonel E.J. Timberlake; King George VI; Lieutenant L.F. Schmidt, from New Hampton, New York; Captain C.A. Culpepper, from Poplarville, Missouri; Captain C.D. Lee, from Spartansburg, South Carolina. In back from left to right: Sergeant Phillip Salamon, from Archibald, Pennsylvania; Sergeant Oda A. Smathers, from Ashville, North Carolina; Serg
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-370171
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Co-Pilot
King George VI meets the crew of a B-24 Liberator during his first official visit to the 93rd Bomb Group at Alconbury. 11 November 1942. In front from left to right: Colonel E.J. Timberlake; King George VI; Lieutenant L.F. Schmidt, from New Hampton, New York; Captain C.A. Culpepper, from Poplarville, Missouri; Captain C.D. Lee, from Spartansburg, South Carolina. In back from left to right: Sergeant Phillip Salamon, from Archibald, Pennsylvania; Sergeant Oda A. Smathers, from Ashville, North Carolina; Serg
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Revisions

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Contributorpatootie
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from findagrave website

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Removed biographical detail of airmen which should be entered in their person record.
Removed aircraft association - not depicted in the image.
Associated one more person record.

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ContributorAl_Skiff
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Roger Freeman Photo

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ContributorJohn Chapman
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Personal interviews

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ContributorJohn Chapman
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Personal interviews.

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ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection