FRE 4394


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Lieutenant Robert L Riordan of the 306th Bomb Group shows King George VI the remains of his flak-damaged B-17 Flying Fortress during a royal visit to Thurleigh. Passed as censored 18 Nov 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'ETO-HQ-42-1556. Nov. 14, 42. H.M., King George VI and Lt. James M. Hair [sic], Gatesville, Texas, examining parts of Lt. Hair's Flying Fortress that was damaged by an Axis flak. [Censor has struck out 'Thurleigh,'] England.' On reverse: Ministry of Information, 'Unofficially Approved', 'Confidential', US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment




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