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, 1944F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named “Hitler” and a spaniel puppy named “Rommel,” at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944.Low-level reconnaissance photograph of the German V2 site at Wizernes, France, 6 Jul 1944; photograph taken from a Mosquito aircraft of No. 544 Squadron RAF
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, 1944F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft 'Dot Dash' at Eurk, Russia, Jul 1944General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named “Hitler” and a spaniel puppy named “Rommel,” at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944.Low-level reconnaissance photograph of the German V2 site at Wizernes, France, 6 Jul 1944; photograph taken from a Mosquito aircraft of No. 544 Squadron RAF
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, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom and LtGen Jimmy Doolittle beside the B-17G ‘Rose of York’ after the bomber’s christening in honor of the Princess, RAF Thurleigh, 6 Jul 1944US Marines marching through Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 6 Jul 1944US Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson greeting a Japanese-American US Army captain of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Route 68, north of Cecina, Italy, 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, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom and LtGen Jimmy Doolittle beside the B-17G ‘Rose of York’ after the bomber’s christening in honor of the Princess, RAF Thurleigh, 6 Jul 1944US Marines marching through Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 6 Jul 1944US Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson greeting a Japanese-American US Army captain of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Route 68, north of Cecina, Italy, 6 Jul 1944
USAAF Lieutenant Everett A. Thies and his crew chief Technical Sergeant Daniel Nobel posing by their F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft
USAAF Lieutenant Everett A. Thies and his crew chief Technical Sergeant Daniel Nobel posing by their F-5C Lightning reconnaissance aircraft 'Dot Dash', Eurk, Russia, 6 Jul 1944


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