B-17G s/n 42-102547 of the 367th Bomb Squadron was rechristened “Rose of York” by Princess Elizabeth in honor of her 18th birthday, Thurleigh UK, 6 July, 1944

Caption   B-17G s/n 42-102547 of the 367th Bomb Squadron was rechristened “Rose of York” by Princess Elizabeth in honor of her 18th birthday, Thurleigh UK, 6 July, 1944 ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 27 Nov 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Mar 2015 08:50:59 PM

The christening of the “Rose of York” took place at RAF Thurleigh in Bedfordshire with the King, Queen, and Princess in attendance, escorted by LtGen Jimmy Doolittle. The B-17’s crew then flew the plane to RAF Molesworth 11 miles away in Cambridgeshire, home of the US 303rd Bomb Group. The Royal party also traveled to Molesworth but by motorcade. This photograph was taken at Molesworth where Princess Elizabeth reviewed 303rd aircrews escorted by the 303rd commanding officer, Col Kermit Stevens.

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