FRE 1463


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General Dwight D Eisenhower inspects photographs from a raid by the 386th Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'US Official Photo, Keystone Press.' [stamp], 21 Apr 1944.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse :'US Official Photograph No. Distributes through OWI. Gen Eisenhower inspects raid photos. Nine Air Force Headquarters: During an inspection of a Ninth Air Force B-26 Marauder Medium Bombers station in England, General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the European Theatre of Operations looks on strike photographs and is evidently tickled by them. With him are left to right: Major General Lewis H Brereton, commanding general of the Ninth Air Force, Lt Col Sherman E Beaty, the Chief and Col Herbert B Thatcher, commanding officer of a Ninth medium bomber base. 845/f. Keystone 479324.'


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Lieutenant James T. Wilson and Lieutenant Robert J. Owen of the 386th Bomb Group in the cockpit of their B-26 Marauder. Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published.' [stamp], 'Ministry of Information 19 Aug 1943.' [stamp] nand '279545.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AT THE US MARAUDERS BASE. The B-26 Marauders, American super medium bombers are operating now from bases in Britain. This series of pictures shows various scenes at the airfield where the ground crew and the fliers work together
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (9th Air Force) US Army Middle East Air Force
  • Service Numbers: O-3132
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:03

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection