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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

White Wing
B-25J-11-NC 43-36172

345th Bomb Group, 501st Bomb Squadron



Nose art painted by
Sgt George M BLACKWELL
345th Bomb Group, 501st Bomb Squadron

 

The nose art was painted by Sgt George Blackwell on the right side of the nose with assistance from Cpl Joe Merenda, the squadron painter. This Mitchell medium bomber was assigned to crew chief TSgt Mike Juroshek on 22nd October 1944. It survived hostilities after flying numerous missions against targets at Saigon, Formosa, Davao and Clark Field.

Known Mission List

Date Pilot

Target

Notes
22 Oct 1944 Ass'd to 501st Sqn Cchf TSgt Mike Juroshek
1 Dec 1944T H HeidorfDaliao & Padada AD
12 Dec 1944H L BilligPadada AD
26 Dec 1944HallDavao
30 Dec 1944H L BilligTuguegarao AD
31 Dec 1944Capt BrighamCebu ADs
31 Dec 1944E L BinaNorthern Negros
1 Jan 1945R K CavinSilay AD
4 Jan 1945R K CavinFloridablanc AD
5 Jan 1945H L BilligLingayen Gulf
6 Jan 1945R H OhnemusSurigao AD, Negros
7 Jan 1945BellClark Field
10 Jan 1945J W MooreLuzon rolling stock
12 Jan 1945A O AndersonManila rolling stock
14 Jan 1945MusketAparri AD
16 Jan 1945McEwenLuzon Valley RR
29 Jan 1945R K Cavin / Maj T D GieseCabcaben ADHit by mg fire and had bomb hung up by cable round its fin. Flew to Elmore Field and all except (p)(cp) bailed out. A/c landed OK
7 Feb 1945CookLuzon shipping
20 Feb 1945WandsKagi & Choshu
21 Feb 1945M S DennyIndo-China shipping
13 Apr 1945AlbrechtTuguegarao AD
15 Apr 1945R F JonesTuguegarao AD
16 Apr 1945R F JonesLamsepo AD, Formosa
18 Apr 1945R C LathropKarenko MYs, Formosa
22 Apr 1945AlbrechtBolac Grd support
23 Apr 1945JohnsonWoody Island
28 Apr 1945R F Jones / D F GambleSaigon shipping
2 May 1945R F PallottaMadappapa troop concentration
4 May 1945T U HartCambung
7 May 1945T U HartMato
8 May 1945T U HartPadaran Bay - Nha Trang RR
20 May 1945A J SheppeGarit Morte troops
21 May 1945F/o W M MathewsFubina troops
23 May 1945WagnerSanta Fe troops
26 May 1945ChealanderMato Alcohol Plant
27 May 1945FlandersMizukami, Formosa
12 Jun 1945SpeagleAlcala to Aparri H/w
17 Jun 1945RavenParet River troops
10 Aug 1945Tsu Island
12 Aug 1945SE Korea shipping


© Ray Bowden 27 July 2017