USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Cocktail Hour
B-24J-160-CO 44-40428

43rd Bomb Group

Appearance

Nose art painted by
S/Sgt Sarkis E. BARTIGIAN
43rd Bomb Group
Le Shima

Cocktail Hour

An amazing creation by Bartigian which fills the entire height of the side of the B24 from the nose to behind the flight deck. The Manhatten skyline, the cherry on the stick reminded those men far away from home what they were missing -- but not as much as the raunchy lady in a top hat and not much else! This is nose art at its best and it must have taken many hours of work to achieve such a masterpiece. A dash of double-entendre in the title was hardly necessary to enthuse all that surveyed this beautiful work of art





 
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© Ray Bowden 17 June 2024