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Info Contributor - Leo Hebert (Radio Operator/Artist)
It was our ground crew chief mechanic, after several years of duty at Hardwick Air Base, who named this new plane. With our pilot’s permission, we were allowed to paint the nose of the airplane with "JITTERS FROM BITTERS".
Somehow, we got some enamel paint of red, yellow and white colors. I was elected to be the artist and I climbed up on the rolling scaffold, and applied the name and a big mug of beer.
"Bitters" was an English brew, and it was served at the pub near the base. We had to bring our own canteen cup for our drinks. The aluminum cup turned an awful black color and it didn’t taste very good either. I added the foam to the head of the beer, which was not really authentic for the bitters, but we could dream of our American lager beers.

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