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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Pistol Packing Mamma
P-47D-20-RE 42-25274

79th Fighter Group, 85th Fighter Squadron


The 79th Fighter Group re-equipped with P47 Thunderbolts to replace their out-dated Warhawks. This one was assigned to Capt Richard Long.

Note in addition to its title "Pistol Packing Mamma" spelt with a double "m" the artist has also added two small Vargas pin up girls. These look to have been cut from the Esquire magazine and pasted on to the fuselage.

No mission listing is currently available for this aircraft

© Ray Bowden 24 January 2020