Lt. Gen. Jacob Devers and Maj.Gen. Ira Eaker escort British civilian official in visit to an airfield in England.
United Kingdom Date:1943 Duration:3 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers, Commander of U.S. Army Forces in Europe, and Major General Ira Eaker, Commander of the U.S. 8th Air Force, escort a British official visiting an air base in the UK. The official speaks momentarily with U.S. ground crewman. Then a U.S. Lieutenant Colonel escorts him in a walk around a B-17, named "Delta Rebel" while the Generals and others stand nearby.(Captain Robert K Morgan, Pilot of the "Memphis Belle" is a member of the visiting party.) The British Official has an extended dialog with escorting officer. All members of the visiting party begin climbing aboard a C-45 aircraft. Change of scene show the party walking from the C-45 past an honor guard. General Devers greets several Air Corps officers standing in a line. He is followed by the British official, with his Lt. Col. escort. Generals Devers and Eaker speak with the Lt. Col. escort and then General Eaker walks with the official to a waiting car (appears to be a 1938 Packard sedan). The official enters the car and drives away, followed by American staff car and another vehicle.
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