FRE 2363


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The Duchess of Kent gives Captain Thomas J. Andrews of the 4th Fighter Group an Eagle Squadron insignia plaque during a royal visit to Debden, June 1943. Passed for publication 25 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Duchess Of Kent Presents Plaques To Former Eagle Squadron Pilots. H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent visited a U.S. Army Air Station and presented plaques bearing the Eagle Squadron insignia to men who served in the Eagle Squadrons of the R.A.F. prior to the entry of the U.S.A. into the war. Keystone Photo Shows: Capt. Thomas J. Anderson, of Long Beach, Calif. receiving the Squadron Insignia, formerly of the Eagle Squadron, from the Duchess of Kent. (49). SG/US-Pool/B. Keystone.' On reverse: Keystone Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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