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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: ''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.'



  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb 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...


  • 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...



Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 11:52:42 Emily Changes to caption and place associations

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