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42-107027 DF-Y/LG-Y 'The Bloody Bucket' nose art with Lt. Joe Bilotta standing by.
Photo by R.E. Steele

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • Joseph Bilotta

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    35 Combat missions over Europe in WWII, participated in the Berlin Airlift, Commander of Ice Island (North Pole), served in Vietnam War. ...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2021 15:13:09 acbernstein1 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/photo_history/bloody_bucket_noseart_bilotta...

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