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Staff Sergeant Maynard Smith of the 306th Bomb Group, is presented with the Medal of Honor by Secretary of War Henry L Stimson in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 16 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Highest American Award For Gunners. Mr. Stimson, U.S.A. War Minister, visited a Fortress Aerodrome in England, where he decorated S/Sgt. Maynard Smith, with the Congressional Medal of Honour, for conspicuous gallantry when he fought a fire when his plane caught fire during a raid on St. Nazaire. Photo shows:- Mr. Stimson reading the Citation with S/Sgt. Maynard standing before him. Supplied L.N.A. A.35956.' On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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Staff Sergeant Maynard Smith of the 306th Bomb Group, salutes after being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 15 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. Secretary Of War Presents America's Highest Award To S/Sergeant At American Airfield In Britain. Mr Henry L. Stimson, the United States Secretary of War, who is on a visit to Britain, visited an American Bomber station in Britain to present the Congressional Medal of Honour, America's hi
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36523097
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:43:09
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection