Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. EAGLE SQUADRON, ENGLAND

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Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. EAGLE SQUADRON, ENGLAND

Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. EAGLE SQUADRON, ENGLAND

1942

Summary: Covers ceremonies transferring American volunteer pilots in the RAF to the AAF. Shows the group, known as the Eagle Squadron, receiving AA7 wings from Brig Gen Frank O.D. Hunter and being inspected by Maj Gen Carl Spaatz. Also shows RAF airmen and WAAF's at ceremonies. (Photo'd by 8th AF) Reel l: 1' MS of US flag being raised and on mast with RAF flag. 62' MS's & MCU's of Maj Gen Carl A. Spaatz, CG 8th AF, and Brig Gen Frank 0.D. Hunter, CG VIII Fighter Command, with RAF air chief marshal (possibly William A. (Billy) Bishop). 230' MS's of US and RAF flags on mast. 249' RAF WAAF's in formation and being dismissed. 356' MS's of parade drummers in RAF Band. 396' Eagle Squadron pilots at front of Spitfire. Mk. 5 -- in joyful mood. 618' RAF personnel in formation as US flag is raised and marching past reviewing officers. 980' Total footage in reel. Reel 2: l' RAF Band marching. 36' RAF air chief marshal (possibly "Billy" Bishop), Maj Gen Spaatz and Brig Gen Hunter inspecting British Commandos, Eagle Squadron pilots, RAF personnel and WAAF's. 215' Eagle Squadron pilots beside RAF and AAF Spitfire Mk. 5's. 307' RAF Band playing and marching. 456; MS's of three Spitfire Mk.'s parked -- one has US insignia. 481' Brig Gen Hunter among Eagle Squadron pilots and awarding AAF wings to pilots -- intercut with Maj Gen Spaatz and RCAF air marshal standing together. 631' RAF personnel in formation. 672' MS's & MLS's of RAF air chief marshal, Maj Gen Spaatz and Brig Gen Hunter speaking. 757' Total footage in reel. Good (Basic: Dupe neg)

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Spaatz, Carl Andrew, 1891-1974

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Carl Andrew Spaatz (born Spatz; June 28, 1891 – July 14, 1974), nicknamed "Tooey", was an American World War II general. As commander of Strategic Air Forces in Europe in 1944, he successfully pressed for the bombing of the enemy's oil production facilities as a priority over other targets. He became Chief of Staff of the newly formed United States Air Force in 1947. ...

Hunter, Frank O. (Frank O'Driscoll), 1894-1982

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