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"King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth visit informally with 303rd Bomb Group personnel at an airbase somewhere in England. 6-Jul-44."

Col Kermit D Stevens at far left.



  • 8th Air Force

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    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...


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    Military | King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth
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    Military | Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth
    Princesses Elizabeth spent most of the war years at Windsor Castle and, like many other British children, was often apart from her parents. In October 1940, 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth broadcast a message to evacuees on the radio programme Children...


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2018 11:49:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations