US Ambassador John Gilbert Winant and Lieutenant-General Devers inspect personnel of the 4th Fighter Group during a visit to Debden, June 1943. Passed for publication 17 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Mr Winant And Gen. Devers Visit U.S. Airfields In Britain. Mr. J.G. Winant, the American Ambassador in Britain and Lt. Gen. Devers, Commanding General of U.S. Forces in the ETO visited recently U.S. airfields in Britain. They saw the briefing of crews, Flying Fortresses and Thunderbolts in flight and they inspected the crews. Keystone Photo Shows: 14. Gen. Devers (left) and Ambassador Winant (extreme right) inspecting U.S. airmen. U.S. Pool/F. Keystone SG.' On reverse: Keystone Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. This photograph was taken at Bassingbourn. The pilot in dress uniform at the right is George Birdsong Jr. of the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Bomb Squadron.
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Changed 322nd squadron to 323rd squadron.
There is footage of this event in the Memphis Belle Outtakes on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzTN0QJ7ees&t=452s from 5.35-12.35.
IWM, Roger Freeman Collection