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RAF Mildenhall honors World War II veterans during 100th Bomb Group reunion

Senior Master Sgt. Randy Walton, left, 100th Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Sherwin Allen, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, unveil nose art on a KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 0001, May 8, 2012, in front of 100th Bombardment Group veterans and 100th Air Refueling Wing members at Hangar 715 here. The nose art was added to the tanker in honor of retired Capt. Robert Wolff, a former 100th BG prisoner of war. Wolff was supposed to have the nose art on his aircraft during World War II, but was shot down before he had the chance to have it put on. The nose art is yet another tie between the 100th ARW and the 100th BG.



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This work, RAF Mildenhall honors World War II veterans during 100th Bomb Group reunion [Image 1 of 3], by Karen Abeyasekere, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.08.2012

Date Posted:06.20.2012 10:49

Photo ID:608013

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RAF Mildenhall honors World War II veterans during 100th Bomb Group reunion

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