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Dover Air Force Base … The Early Years!

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1946 - FRENCH AND CIVIC DIGNITARIES HONOR DOVER BASE CHIEF -- The French Croix de Guerre was presented to Dover Army Air Field’s base commander, Colonel Harold J. Rau, by representatives of the French Embassy. Gathered at the affair were, left to right: Colonel William Breyton, acting Air Attache to the Embassy; Colonel Rau; Capt Frederic de Saint Marceaux, Colonel Breyton’s aide de campe; Lt Col Albert Ladousse, deputy Air Attache; Mayor J. Wallace Woodford and City Manager Gilbert L:. Wilcox, both of Dover