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Flight crew of B-17F Fortress “Man-O-War” of the 306th Bomb Group in full flight dress, RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, Oct 1942.King George VI of the United Kingdom (center) on a tour of RAF Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, England, 13 Nov 1942. He is hearing from USAAF Lt Robert Riordan (left) about how his B-17 Fortress was damaged on a mission.
Flight crew of B-17F Fortress “Man-O-War” of the 306th Bomb Group in full flight dress, RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, Oct 1942.King George VI of the United Kingdom (center) on a tour of RAF Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, England, 13 Nov 1942. He is hearing from USAAF Lt Robert Riordan (left) about how his B-17 Fortress was damaged on a mission.
Boeing B-17F Fortress “Little Audrey” flying with other bombers of the 306th Bomb Group based at Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, May or Jun 1943. Note the unusual camouflage paint scheme.Master Sergeant Edward Gregory of the 306th Bomb Group in front of an orderly room at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, mid-1943. MSgt Gregory was the crew chief for the B-17 ‘Rose of York’.
Boeing B-17F Fortress “Little Audrey” flying with other bombers of the 306th Bomb Group based at Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, May or Jun 1943. Note the unusual camouflage paint scheme.Master Sergeant Edward Gregory of the 306th Bomb Group in front of an orderly room at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, mid-1943. MSgt Gregory was the crew chief for the B-17 ‘Rose of York’.
Radio Operator TSgt Robert Myllykoski of the 306th Bomb Group trying to squeeze into the ball turret of B-17 Fortress “Unbearable II” at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, mid-1943. Looking on is SSgt John Jessup.A P-47 Thunderbolt making a low pass over the bombers of the 306th Bomb Group at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England in Jun or Jul 1943. Note the Cletrac tractor towing the bomber into its stand.
Radio Operator TSgt Robert Myllykoski of the 306th Bomb Group trying to squeeze into the ball turret of B-17 Fortress “Unbearable II” at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, mid-1943. Looking on is SSgt John Jessup.A P-47 Thunderbolt making a low pass over the bombers of the 306th Bomb Group at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England in Jun or Jul 1943. Note the Cletrac tractor towing the bomber into its stand.
Lt Stanley Stedt, a bombardier with the 306th Bomb Group, sitting astride a 4,000-pound bomb while fellow airmen sit atop cases of .50-caliber ammunition, RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, Jul 1943.Painted wall showing the mission record of the 306th Bombardment Group in a hut at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, circa mid-1943.
Lt Stanley Stedt, a bombardier with the 306th Bomb Group, sitting astride a 4,000-pound bomb while fellow airmen sit atop cases of .50-caliber ammunition, RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, Jul 1943.Painted wall showing the mission record of the 306th Bombardment Group in a hut at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, circa mid-1943.
Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith of the 306th Bomb Group saluting the colors after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith with the 306th Bomb Group after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.
Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith of the 306th Bomb Group saluting the colors after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith with the 306th Bomb Group after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 1 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 2 of 4.
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 1 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 2 of 4.
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 3 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 4 of 4.
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 3 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 4 of 4.
Medical units of the 306th Bomb Group at RAF Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, England stand ready as the bombers return from a mission to enemy territory, 1943-44.Medical personnel of the 306th Bomb Group at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England tending to a wounded airman, 1944-45.
Medical units of the 306th Bomb Group at RAF Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, England stand ready as the bombers return from a mission to enemy territory, 1943-44.Medical personnel of the 306th Bomb Group at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England tending to a wounded airman, 1944-45.
King George VI of the United Kingdom, shadowed by his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, speaks with Colonel George Robinson, commanding officer of the 306th Bomb Group, RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, 6 Jul 1944.Left to Right: SSgt William Landrum, Princess Elizabeth, King George VI of the United Kingdom, SSgt Watson Vaughn (obscured), Queen Elizabeth, LGen Jimmy Doolittle, and B-17G ‘Rose of York’ at RAF Thurleigh, 6 Jul 1944.
King George VI of the United Kingdom, shadowed by his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, speaks with Colonel George Robinson, commanding officer of the 306th Bomb Group, RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, 6 Jul 1944.Left to Right: SSgt William Landrum, Princess Elizabeth, King George VI of the United Kingdom, SSgt Watson Vaughn (obscured), Queen Elizabeth, LGen Jimmy Doolittle, and B-17G ‘Rose of York’ at RAF Thurleigh, 6 Jul 1944.
LtGen Jimmy Doolittle speaking with Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom during a Royal visit to RAF Thurleigh, home of the USAAF 306th Bomb Group, 6 Jul 1944.Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom christening the B-17G Fortress ‘Rose of York’ by breaking a bottle of English cider against the nose at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, 6 Jul 1944.
LtGen Jimmy Doolittle speaking with Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom during a Royal visit to RAF Thurleigh, home of the USAAF 306th Bomb Group, 6 Jul 1944.Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom christening the B-17G Fortress ‘Rose of York’ by breaking a bottle of English cider against the nose at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, 6 Jul 1944.

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