Joseph Thomas Bitzko


Object Number - UPL 47705 - A-26C-20-DT #43-22547 Code: #52 47th BG - 86th BS - 12th AF Grosetto, Italy Entering cockpit: Lt. Colonel Marion Akers Entering nose: 1LT...


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Units served with

A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: A-26 Invader
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron


Ground personnel of the 51st Fighter Group, 10th Air Force work on a P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-29264). Handwritten caption on reverse: '51 FG, 316 FS, [illegible].'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Grosetto Main
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bastia – Poretta Airport


Event Location Date Description


Franklin, PA 22 September 1921
Conemaugh, PA 10 February 1942 233 Main Street Worked for Bethlehem Steel


Centerville, PA 24 July 2012


7 November 2012 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia, USA Section: 59 Grave: 3880


47th BG Overseas Tour

Grosetto Airfield, Italy Reported at Ombrone, Italy


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