Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford(1893-1971), Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Sitter in 34 portraits
Marshal of the RAF. Portal served with the RFC during the First World War; in 1940 he succeeded Lord Newall as Chief of Air Staff and won Churchill's admiration for his skill in co-operating with other services and with his American colleagues. He was regarded by President Eisenhower as the greatest of British war leaders.
by Photographic News Agencies Limited
by Richard L. Sarno, distributed by United States Army Signal Corps
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