(George Penn/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 13, 1949: Maj. C.R. Hall, Wiesbaden’s post billeting officer, presents a bouquet to Eunice Steed, wife of Capt. Cecil V. Steed, adjutant of the 7167th Special Air missions Squadron (second from left), welcoming them as the first tenants in Wiesbaden’s new German-financed apartments project. Also attending the festive welcome was Dr. James R. Newman, land commissioner for Hesse, holding the youngest Steed child; Hans Redlhammer, Wiesbaden’s lord mayor (standing in the doorway); and Brig. Gen. F.R. Upthegrove, Wiesbaden Post commanding general, holding the ceremonial key.

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