Second Lieutenant Randall Dorton of the 301st Bomb Group smokes a cigarette after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. Image stamped on reverse: 'Graphic Photo Union' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'AMERICAN PILOTS DECORATED. Pilots of the American Army Air Corps, who celebrated American Independence Day (July 4th) by taking part with the RAF in a daylight bombing raid on German occupied territory in Europe, were today decorated at an aerodrome somewhere in England [censor has amended this to read: 'Britain'] 11/7/42. OPS Lieut R Dorton Junr, enjoying a cigarette after recieving his award, the Distinguished Flying Cross.'
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- Unit Hierarchy: Group
- Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
- Type Category: Bombardment
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 301st Bomb Group
- Highest Rank: Lieutenant
- Role/Job: Navigator