Lieutenant General Doolittle kicks off 8th Air Force War Bond Drive in England during World War II
High Wycombe England Date:1944, July 29 Duration:3 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
Kickoff of U.S. 8th Air Force War Bond Drive at Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe in England on July 29th 1944. Lieutenant General James Doolittle and several staff officers walk to a bandstand set up on a flatbed tractor trailer, where Major Glenn Miller and his Army Air Forces Band is seated. All come to attention as the General and staff ascend the platform. General Doolittle speaks about the good progress of the war and the need for supporting it with war bonds. He steps to a sales booth where he purchases a war bond from a Women's Army Corps (WAC) Corporal, in uniform .She asks him to sign their book of subscribers, which he does.General Doolittle then "sells" a bond to a Sergeant. Doolittle and his staff depart as the military band plays the Army Air Corps anthem.
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