We are offering a replica of Richard E. Mullaney's Lucky Bastard's Club certificate. It is printed on high quality photographic paper (8.5 inches by 11.5 inches.) The resolution is much higher than in the sample shown here which means the copy you receive is much sharper, crisper, and clearer. The back of each certificate is signed by his son and numbered from 100 copies. The Lucky Bastard Club certificate meant a man had flown his required tour of duty and would now be rotated back to the States. This certificate was given to each person who completed their required missions. The original amount from 1943 to March 1944 was 25 missions to complete a tour of duty. This was increased to 30 missions on May 19, 1944 and was further increased to 35 missions at the beginning of July 1944. The club had no rules, no officers, and no meetings. The only requirement for membership was living long enough to complete a tour of duty with the 8th Army Air Force. Each bomb group created their own version of the certificate and not all bomb groups participated in the practice. Richard Mullaney was assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group which acquired the nickname "The Bloody Hundredth" because it sustained such heavy losses on individual missions. Some of the events in the movie Twelve O'Clock High were based on the 100th. This is a reproduction of his certificate.

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This page last updated April 3, 2012