Mary Churchill, daughter of the Prime Minister, holding up a bottle of Coca-Cola just before she cracked it over the machine gun barrels of the B-17G “Stage Door Canteen” as a christening, 21 Apr 1944 at Ridgewell.

Caption   Mary Churchill, daughter of the Prime Minister, holding up a bottle of Coca-Cola just before she cracked it over the machine gun barrels of the B-17G “Stage Door Canteen” as a christening, 21 Apr 1944 at Ridgewell. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jun 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2019 10:52:59 PM

Also present were actors Alfred Lunt, Vivian Leigh, and her husband Laurence Olivier. The naming of the aircraft was linked to the opening of a Stage Door Canteen in London along the lines of the Stage Door Canteen in New York’s theater district.

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