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Headquarters, Far East Air Forces
(6 August 1955)
Steaks, Clean CLothes, and a Bath
HQ, FEAF, Tokyo– Eleven happy U.S. Air Force emn, who were shot down in their B-29 Superfort during a leaflet dropping mission over North Korea in January 1953, walk through the courtyard of the Jockey Club in Hongkong Thursday, where warn showers, a steak dinner and new clothes awaited them. THey are shown above, still in their “prison” clothes. A short time later they were decked out in new U.S. Air Force uniforms that fit. A suitcase labeled with each man’s name, was waiting on his bunk, containing both military and casual clothing, toilet articles, pajamas, underwear and other necessities.
(U.S. Air Force Photo) (AF 252-4 6-8-55)(Released at Clark Air Force Base, P.I., 10:00 a.m. 5 August 55. Re-released by FEAF 3:30 a.m. 6 August 55)