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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. 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].



  • 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

  • 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
08 September 2014 15:45:23 AAM AAM ingest

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