THE SERVICE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR EDMUND HUDLESTON IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1934-1967.
Air Vice Marshal Hudleston congratulates a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross during a presentation of awards to members of No. 131 (Polish) Wing at an airfield in north-west Germany, late 1944.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.