Bishop meeting United States service women



Bishop meeting United States service women


Two servicewomen wearing headscarf. The middle figure is shaking hands with a clergyman in full robes. Roman Catholic Bishop shaking hands with two female USAAF members in headscarves. Written on reverse 'Archbishop Spellman in the Marianas' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's handwriting. Archbishop Francis Joseph Spellman was Archbishop of New York 1939-1946 and was Apostolic Vicar for the U.S. Armed Forces from 1939. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.



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