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King George VI meets Major General Carl Spaatz, Major General Ira Eaker and General Newton Longfellow at Huntingdon. Image stamped on reverse: 'Unofficially Approved.' [stamp], 'Confidential.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 14 Nov 1942.' [stamp] and '233091.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'ET-HQ-42-1548, Nov 14-42. For purpose of first visit to US Bomber forces somewhere in Engl., His Majesty King George VI is met (l to r) by Major Gen Carl A Spaatz, CGUS Bomber Com, ETo, Major Gen Ira Eaker, Com. of Bomber Com. And Brig Gen Newton Longfellow. Huntingdon Station, Huntingdon, Engl [obscured by censor].'



  • Ira Eaker

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
    Commanding General of 8th AF 1 December 1942 to 5 January 1944. Following that, Eaker was given command of all Allied air forces in the MTO, and in April 1945 became Deputy CG of the USAAF. Retired July 1947. ...

  • Newton Longfellow

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Bomber Command
    Formerly command pilot. CG VIII Bomber Command 2 December 1942 to 30 June 1943. Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME, CBE (Commander British Empire).

  • Albert Windsor

    Military | King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth
    At 6pm on 3 September 1939, King George VI spoke to the people of Britain and the Empire. In his radio broadcast, he talked of the difficult times ahead and urged his people to stand firm. ...



Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

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