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A bomber crew of the 15th Bomb Squadron, 301st Bomb Group with an RAF Douglas Boston of No 226 Squadron, after being awarded medals, 4 July 1942.

Image stamped on reverse: 'New York Times Photograph.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 12 July 1942.', 'USA(NIR)CCC.'[written annotation] and '209852.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'After receiving awards for U.S. Independence Day raid on Holland New York Times Photo shows: Major Charles C Kegelman (second from right) with his bomber crew after he had received the American D.S.C. for part he took in the United States bomber raid on the Nazis in Holland on Independence Day July 4th. Left to Right Sg Bennie Cunningham,T/Sgt Robert Golay, Major CharlesC Kegelman and Lt Randall Dorton 11.7.42'

IWM catalogue record

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

A bomber crew of the 301st Bomb Group with their A-20 Havoc after being awarded medals.

Image stamped on reverse: 'New York Times Photograph.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 12 July 1942.', 'USA(NIR)CCC.'[written annotation] and '209852.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'After receiving awards for U.S. Independence Day raid on Holland New York Times Photo shows: Major Charles C Kegelman (second from right) with his bomber crew after he had received the American D.S.C. for part he took in the United States bomber raid on the Nazis in Holland on Independence Day July 4th. Left to Right Sg Bennie Cunningham,T/Sgt Robert Golay, Major CharlesC Kegelman and Lt Randall Dorton 11.7.42'

Connections

Units

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

People

  • Bennie Cunningham

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned 303BG. Awards: DFC.

  • Randall Dorton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Robert Golay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 301BG. Awards: DFC.

  • Charles Kegelman

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Kegelman received the Distinguished Service Cross for the 8th Air Force's first bombing action over Europe on 4 July 1942. The right propeller of his Douglas Boston was shot away by flak while over the target at De Koog. Further ground fire caused...

Missions

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2019 17:14:59 Emily Changes to caption
Sources

Additional caption information from Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.

Considering that the aircraft was in RAF service at the time of the image, it would have been designated a Douglas Boston rather than an A-20 Havoc

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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