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Colonel Thompson of the 448th Bomb Group (left) shakes hand with Brigadier General James P Hodges.

First handwritten caption on reverse: 'B/G James P Hodges (rt) with Col Thompson 448 BG (left).'
Second handwritten caption on reverse: '448 BG- 2nd BD Co General Hodges visiting Col Thompson.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

General James O Hodges visits Colonel Thompson of the 448th Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'B/G James P Hodges (rt) with Col Thompson 448 BG (left).' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '448 BG- 2nd BD Co General Hodges visiting Col Thompson.'

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Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

People

  • James Hodges

    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.

  • James Thompson

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer 448th BG
    Commanding Officer of the 448th Bomb Group at Seething from May 1943 to April 1944. Declared Killed in Action (KIA) on 1st April 1944. Parachute failed to open from lead PFF aircraft 41-28763. Story detailed pp. 79-80 in 'Liberators Over Germany'.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2015 13:51:23 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Amended caption for sense.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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