Claude E Putnam

Military
Princess Elizabeth and an airman of the 306th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102547) nicknamed "Rose of York", that has been named in her honour, 6 July 1944. Written on slide casing: 'Rose of York.'

Object Number - FRE 5939 - Princess Elizabeth and Col Claude Putnam C/O of the 306th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102547) nicknamed "Rose of York",...

He was group Operations Officer from 18 January 1943 to 17 February 1943;
Group Commander 17 February 1943 to 20 Jun 1943. He was transferred to 1st CBW on 20 June 1943. CO of the 91st BG from 12 Dec 1943 to 16 May 1944.

AM 3Oak Leaf Cluster, SS, British DFC, Presidential Citation, Bronze Star,

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Jacksboro, Texas 1915-10-07

Buried

Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, AZ

Died

1965-05-06

Revisions

Date10 Nov 2014 20:59:09
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. Award associations

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:22
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / First Over Germany pg. 64-5, 67. 71-2, 83-4, 103, 109, 112-118, 122-3, 131, 240, 280, & 322, / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pi…">http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pi…

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