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A bomber crew of the 301st Bomb Group with their A-20 Havoc after being awarded medals. A censor has obscured an RAF Spitfire in the background. Passed as censored 11 Jul 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Members of the crew of the Boston Bomber, photographed after they had been decorated, in front of a Boston Bomber. (L to R): Sgt. B.B. Cunningham, of Tupelo, Miss.; Sgt. R.L. Golay, of Fredonia, Kansas; Second-Lieutenant M. Dorton of Long Beach and Major Charles C. Kegelman. Keystone.' Printed caption also attached: 'U.S. Air Chief Decorates First American Airmen To Operate In Europe. Major-General Spaatz, Chief of American Air Forces in this country, today decorated a crew of a Boston Bomber which took part in the 4th of July (American Independence Day) daylight raid on Holland.' On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
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 | 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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