IWM catalogue record
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Brigadier General James P Hodges writes his names on a B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Boomerang" of the 93rd Bomb Group prepares to fly his before it is flown back to the United States. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp ]'passed for publication 5 Apr 1944' [stamp]. '314794'[Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: '"BOOMERANG, 53 MISSION LIBERATOR GOES HOME. Associated Press Photo shows: Brig Gen James P Hodges of Washington DC writes his name on the "Boomerang" while Capt Walter T. Stewart , pilot of the ship looks on.'
Military | Major General | Commanding General
Major General James P Hodges served as Commanding General of the 2nd Air Division from 13 September 1942 to 1 August 1944. He retired 30 September 1951.
His son, James P Hodges II, served as a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Group.