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 at Thurleigh, England, United Kingdom, 6 July, 1944. This photo was taken later that same day at Molesworth, England.

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 at Thurleigh, England, United Kingdom, 6 July, 1944. This photo was taken later that same day at Molesworth, England. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Forces
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Photos on Same Day 6 Jul 1944
Photos at Same Place Molesworth, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine

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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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