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This is a photograph of Lieutenant Robert S. Raymond receiving the British Distinguished Flying Cross from Lord Halifax, acting on behalf of King George VI. In the spring of 1940, Raymond joined the American Volunteer Ambulance Corps and went to France. He drove ambulances into unoccupied France where they became trapped by the German army and escaped through Spain and Portugal. Raymond traveled to England where he joined the Royal Air Force and became a bomber pilot. He piloted Lancaster bombers on thirty combat missions and served two and one-half years of service with the British. Later, he was transferred to the United States Army Air Force in England and shipped back the U. S. where he learned to fly B-17s and B-24s. He was sent to several bases where he taught students to fly B-17s and B-24s. This photograph appears in Diary Of A Volunteer, 1940-1943, by Robert S. Raymond.

Creator: Raymond, Robert S
Date: March 1944

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Item Number: 306031
Call Number: K B R217 v.2, between pages 298 and 299
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 306031

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