CELEBRITIES VISIT
THE 90TH BOMB GROUP
"THE JOLLY ROGERS"

 

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As you can see, the Jolly Roger's squadron got all the limelight. Bob Hope was at Biak on 25 August 1944 putting on a special show for the Air Corps. He is seen in the "Jolly Rogers" staff car holding a captured Japanese flag which was presented to him.

 

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And it gets even better for the "Jolly Rogers" boys. Hollywood actress Carole Landis must've been a big hit with the boys of the 90th Bomb Group. Carole is standing in front of the tail of B-24J, #44-40340, "Buck Benny Rides Again" at Hollandia in August 1944.

 

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Jack Benny in USAAF B-24 Liberator,
#44-40340, "Buck Benny Rides Again"
of the 90th Bomb Group

 

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