Sir David Maxwell Fyfe congratulating the men during the ceremony at the Home Office on 1 September 1953. The men are, from left to right—Technical Sergeant John J. Germaine, of Big Hollow, Deposit, New York, and Airman First Class Jimmy Brown, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, both of whom were awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct; Airman First Class Jake J. Smith, of Memphis. Tennessee, British Empire Medal; Staff Sergeant Freeman A. Kilpatrick, of Opelika, Alabama, George Medal; and Major Julian E. Perkinson, of Norfolk, Virginia, Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire.
(Photo ‘The Home Secretary Presents Awards.’ (12 September 1953). The Sphere. p 395. )