RAF Stoney Cross. Visit by General Dwight D Eisenhower

General Dwight D Eisenhower at Stoney Cross

This entry will be one of several entries on Stoney Cross based on photos provided through the RAF Ibsley Airfield Heritage Trust and residents of the village of Fritham.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum tell us that Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in Southampton via the Queen Mary on September 9, 1946.  He disembarked on September 10 and went to Stoney Cross via car, where he took a plane to Frankfurt, Germany. At the time General Eisenhower was Army chief of staff based in Washington DC

This is evidently the occasion on which the photos were taken.

You can find out more about the plane “Sunflower II” used to transport Dwight D. Eisenhower here

For further reading and articles on  Stoney Cross Airfield please visit: Stoney Cross Overview

Date: 1946

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