Mary Churchill, daughter of the Prime Minister, speaks to the 381st Bomb Group at Ridgewell, Hallstead, UK during the christening ceremonies for B-17G “Stage Door Canteen,” 21 Apr 1944.

Caption   Mary Churchill, daughter of the Prime Minister, speaks to the 381st Bomb Group at Ridgewell, Hallstead, UK during the christening ceremonies for B-17G “Stage Door Canteen,” 21 Apr 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
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Photos on Same Day 21 Apr 1944
Photos at Same Place Hallstead, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jun 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2019 10:56:15 PM

Also present were actors Alfred Lunt, Vivian Leigh, and Laurence Olivier, although Olivier cannot be seen in this photo. Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier were married at the time. 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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