IWM catalogue record
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A bomber crew of the 301st Bomb Group with their A-20 Havoc after being awarded medals. Image stamped on reverse: ''Copyright London News Agency.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 13 Jul 1942.' [stamp], 'USA (NIR) CCC.' [written annotation] and '210047.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S.A. Airmen Heroes decorated .The awards to the American airmenwho took part in the big raid on Germany and occupied countries [a censor has ammended this to say occupied Holland] recently were presented today (Sat) O.P.S.,L to R Sgt Bennie Cunningham, T/Sgt Robert Golay , 2nd Lt Randall M Dorton , Major Charles Kegelman.'
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...
Military | Sergeant | Gunner
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
Assigned to 301BG.
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...
4 July 1942
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