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Brigadier General Haywood Hansell and Colonel Curtis LeMay in front of B-17F “Dry Martini – The Cocktail Kids 4” at Chelveston, England, on the occasion of Hansell’s last combat flight, 4 May 1943.

Caption   Brigadier General Haywood Hansell and Colonel Curtis LeMay in front of B-17F “Dry Martini – The Cocktail Kids 4” at Chelveston, England, on the occasion of Hansell’s last combat flight, 4 May 1943. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
Identification Code   71088AC
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Curtis LeMay   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Chelveston, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Jun 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Jun 2019 10:28:03 PM

More than any other pair of officers, Haywood Hansell and Curtis LeMay were responsible for developing what became the USAAF’s bombing strategy and tactics in Europe.

This aircraft’s serial number was 42-5057 and was named for the crew’s pilot, Major Allen V. Martini. The aircraft was lost four months later on 6 Sep 1943 during a raid to Stuttgart, Germany with a different crew aboard.

The official Army Signal Corps caption for this photo lists that date as 13 May 1943 but this is probably the date the photo was filed. BGen Hansell flew his last combat mission on 4 May 1943. These kinds of dating discrepancies are not uncommon.

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WW2-Era Place Name Chelveston, England, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 52.3066, -0.5309
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