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Major General Ira C Eaker and Air Vice Marshall Arthur Harris at Castle Coombe House near Bushy Park.

Image stamped on reverse: 'Confidential.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 14 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '30726.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse has been obscured by stamps, legible text reads: 'Leaving General Eaker's house after having had lunch with Henry L Stimson, Secretary of War...'

IWM catalogue record

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

Major General Ira C Eaker and Air Vice Marshall Arthur Harris at Dws Hill House. Image stamped on reverse: 'Confidential.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 14 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '30726.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse has been obscured by stamps, legible text reads: 'Leaving General Eaker's house after having had lunch with Henry L Stimson, Secretary of War...'

Connections

People

  • 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. ...

Locations

  • Camp Griffiss

    Military site : non-airfield
    Named Camp Griffiss after Colonel Townsend Griffiss, the first US casualty of the war, killed when his aircraft was downed by friendly fire. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 16:18:56 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Changed location of photo from Daws Hill House to Castle Coombe House, the residence of Ira Eaker given by Donald Miller in 'Masters of the Air', pg 73. Also following correspondence with 8th Air Force researcher James Reynolds who sent through an aerial view of Castle Coombe that shows a grand portico like the one in this photograph.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2015 13:26:21 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Corrected typo in the caption.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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