FRE 4809


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Major Lloyd C Mason of the 379th Bomb Group talks to General Doolittle, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth during a royal visit to Kimbolton, 3 July 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '3/7/44. 379 BG, Kimbolton. Major Mason, King, Queen, Princess, Doolittle. 7.'


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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Service Numbers: O-271855
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Major General James Doolittle meet an airman of the 379th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Mason Doolittle and ??'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 365902
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Operations; Wing Commander



Date: 2 Feb 2015 09:59:54

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection