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The wedding of Robert Kirschner of the 56th Fighter Group and and May Kirschner (née Lockwood), 2 November 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Best man Gene Hammerick, Robert and May Kirschner, Bridesmaid Alice Fuller and mum and dad Lockwood.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2509
  • Description: The wedding of Robert Kirschner of the 56th Fighter Group and and May Kirschner (née Lockwood), 2 November 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Best...
US Ambassador John Gilbert Winant and Lieutenant-General Devers inspect personnel of the 4th Fighter Group during a visit to Debden, June 1943. Passed for publication 17 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Mr Winant And Gen. Devers Visit U.S. Airfields In Britain. Mr. J.G. Winant, the American Ambassador in Britain and Lt. Gen. Devers, Commanding General of U.S. Forces in the ETO visited recently U.S. airfields in Britain. They saw the briefing of crews, Flying Fortresses and Thunderbolts in flight and
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 2347
  • Description: US Ambassador John Gilbert Winant and Lieutenant-General Devers inspect personnel of the 4th Fighter Group during a visit to Debden, June 1943. Passed...
Sleepytime gal 42-50426 damaged during mission ground looped and salvaged
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 1876
  • Description: A B-24 Liberator of the 453rd Bomb Group with a collapsed front wheel. Identified as Sleepy Time Gal (serial number 42-50426) by its right waist...
Colonel Hatcher of the 351st Bomb Group with comedian Bob Hope, Hollywood actor Clark Gable and guests. Handwritten caption on reverse: '7. Col. Hatcher and guests during Bob Hope show.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4701
  • Description: Colonel Hatcher of the 351st Bomb Group with comedian Bob Hope, Hollywood actor Clark Gable and guests. Handwritten caption on reverse: '7. Col...
An airman of the 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 B.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4705
  • Description: An airman of the 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 B.'
A gunner of the 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Devil's Ball". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 BS, 43-44. Ball or waist gunner.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4704
  • Description: A gunner of the 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Devil's Ball". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 BS, 43-44...
John E. Greenwood of the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Greenwood 1945.' On reverse: John E. Greenwood [Stamp].
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4703
  • Description: John E. Greenwood of the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Greenwood 1945.' On reverse: John E. Greenwood [Stamp].
An airman of the 351st Bomb Group with a stack of inscribed bombs. Handwritten caption on reverse: '25. Not reproduced. 26. One of the photographers that took these pictures (name forgotten).'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4702
  • Description: An airman of the 351st Bomb Group with a stack of inscribed bombs. Handwritten caption on reverse: '25. Not reproduced. 26. One of the photographers...
An airman of the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress at Goose Bay, 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Ed West, 511 BS, Goose Bay. Early '44, en route.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4708
  • Description: An airman of the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress at Goose Bay, 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Ed West, 511...
Major LeDoux, commanding officer of the 351st Bomb Group the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress, 20 June 1943. Official caption on image: "(GPR-10-03-351)(20-6-43)(Maj. LeDoux)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '20/6/43. 45.
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4709
  • Description: Major Elzia LeDoux, commanding officer of the 351st Bomb Group the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress, 20 June 1943. Official caption on image: "(GPR...
An airman of the 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 BS. UK.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4706
  • Description: An airman of the 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 BS. UK.'
A gunner of the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Devil's Ball". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed West, 511 BS, 43-44. Ball or waist gunner.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4707
  • Description: A gunner of the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Devil's Ball". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'via Ed...
Hollywood actor Captain Clark Gable and his crew of the 511st Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (DS-Y, serial number 42-29835) nicknamed "Pistol Ball" at Bodney. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Clark Gable - Bodney - DS-Y 'Pistol Ball'.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4710
  • Description: Hollywood actor Captain Clark Gable and his crew of the 511st Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (DS-Y, serial number 42...
Captain Walter T. Stewart of the 93rd Bomb Group prepares to fly his B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Boomerang" back to the United States. Image stamped on reverse: 'passed for publication 5 Apr 1944' [stamp]. '314798'[Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: '"BOOMERANG, 53 MISSION LIBERATOR GOES HOME. Associated Press Photo shows: Capt Walter T. Stewart of Salt Lake City, Utah, holder of the Silver Star for the raid on Ploesti, D.F.C., Air Medal and Four Oak Leaf Clusters, pilot of the "Boomerrang" ready to ta
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 784
  • Description: Captain Walter T. Stewart of the 93rd Bomb Group prepares to fly his B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Boomerang" back to the United States. Image stamped on...
General Dwight D Eisenhower inspects photographs from a raid by the 386th Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'US Official Photo, Keystone Press.' [stamp], 21 Apr 1944.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse :'US Official Photograph No. Distributes through OWI. Gen Eisenhower inspects raid photos. Nine Air Force Headquarters: During an inspection of a Ninth Air Force B-26 Marauder Medium Bombers station in England, General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the European Theatre of
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 1463
  • Description: General Dwight D Eisenhower inspects photographs from a raid by the 386th Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'US Official Photo, Keystone Press.'...
A Ground crew-man of the 93rd Bomb Group stands beside a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24147) nicknamed "The Duchess". Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press Agency Ltd.' [stamp] Printed caption attached to the reverse: "283882' [Censor no]. 'AIR SER (LIBERATOR) ' [written annotation].'4/11/43 censor' [ written annotation]. 'LIBERATOR'S TRAVELLING CIRCUS ""Travelling Circus"" has become the nickname of the American Liberators on shuttle service. One day they may start from N. African bases , strike
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 771
  • Description: MSgt. Herbert F. Hastings, an aircraft mechanic in the 93rd Bomb Group, stands beside his B-24D Liberator, 41-24147, named, The Duchess. Image...
Two B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 379th Bomb Group parked on hardstanding infront of tents. Handwritten caption on image: "Swamp-Fire? + Ol' Gappy?" Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Via S.C. Ellis.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4761
  • Description: Two B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 379th Bomb Group parked on hardstanding infront of tents. Handwritten caption on image: "Swamp-Fire? + Ol' Gappy?"...
A pilot of the 379th Bomb Group in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on image: "My Pilot Chute." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Via S.C. Ellis.'
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4762
  • Description: A pilot of the 379th Bomb Group in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on image: "My Pilot Chute." Handwritten caption on...
Tail art on a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 379th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '379th BG.' On reverse: Tim Bivens [Stamp].
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4763
  • Description: Tail art on a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 379th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '379th BG.' On reverse: Tim Bivens [Stamp].
A B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97128) nicknamed "Screwball Express" of the 379th Bomb Group. Printed caption on image: "Screwball Express - B-17G "Mystic M for Mike" - AAF 42-97128."
  • Media Type: Image
  • Collection Name: Roger Freeman Collection
  • Object Number: FRE 4764
  • Description: A B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97128) nicknamed "Screwball Express" of the 379th Bomb Group. Printed caption on image: "Screwball Express -...