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

Major General James Doolittle and Brigadier General HS Vandenberg of the 15th Air Force at an award ceremony. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone press.' [stamp], 'Not to be Published 6 Jan 1943.' [stamp] and '241880.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'GEN DOOLITTLE DECORATES HEROES IN NORTH AFRICA. Maj Gen Doolittle, American Air Chief in Tunisia awarded decorations to American pilots who distinguished themselves in recehnt air combats in North Africa. Keystone Photo shows: Major Gen Doolittle (L) and Brig Gen HS Vandenberg of Grand Rapids, Mich. Picture taken at the ceremony.'



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...


  • James Doolittle

    Military | General | Commanding General
    Became Commanding General of 12th AF September 1942; Commanding General of Northwest African Strategic Air Force March 1943; assumed command of 15th AF November 1943; Commanding General of 8th Air Force 6 January 1944 to 9 May 1945. Medal Of Honor for...

  • Hoyt Vandenburg

    Military | General | Commanding General 9th Air Force
    Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg (January 24, 1899 – April 2, 1954) was a U.S. Air Force general, its second Chief of Staff, and second Director of Central Intelligence. ...


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 16:14:45 K Flynn Changes to person associations

Associated General Hoyt S Vandenberg from image caption

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:21 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection