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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Frisco Nannie
B-29A-10-BN 42-93889

500th Bomb Group, 882nd Bomb Squadron



Nose art painted by
Cpl Henry JOHNSON
500th Bomb Group, 882nd Bomb Squadron
Isley Field, Saipan

 

Another nose art painted by "The Drowsy Swede" - Cpl Henry Johnson, this 500BG Superfortress was designated as Z-34. It displays Johnson's favoured lettering style as well as a delightful half nude pin-up.

Known Mission List

Date Pilot

Target

Notes
1 Feb 1945Weather strike #161
10 Feb 1945ReevesOta Nakajima
15 Feb 1945J R FarrellNagoya MitsubishiLight flak and fighter damage
19 Feb 1945D JacksonTokyo Musashino
25 Feb 1945J R FarrellTokyo
4 Mar 1945J R FarrellTokyo Musashino
6 Mar 1945Weather strike
9 Mar 1945J R FarrellTokyo
11 Mar 1945J R FarrellNagoya
13 Mar 1945G GillertOsaka
16 Mar 1945J R FarrellKobe
18 Mar 1945J R FarrellNagoya
27 Mar 1945SewellKyushu AFs
1 Apr 1945J R FarrellTokyo Nakajima
3 Apr 1945W E RobertsonTokyo Tachikawa
8 Apr 1945W E RobertsonKagoshima
12 Apr 1945CoffmanTokyo Musashino NakajimaLanded on Iwo Jima
13 Apr 1945W E RobertsonTokyo Arsenal(NS) - failed to take off - #4 eng
15 Apr 1945W E Robertson Southern Tokyo
18 Apr 1945W E Robertson / Capt R M CordrayIzumi AFLost 2 engs and landed Okinawa
30 Apr 1945Capt H G Gray / E BettsHammasatsu
7 May 1945J R FarrellWeather strike
10 May 1945J R FarrellTokuyama
13 May 1945J R FarrellNagoya
14 May 1945J R Farrell / E BettsNagoya
29 May 1945J R FarrellYokohama
1 Jun 1945J R FarrellOsaka urban
5 Jun 1945J R FarrellKobe
7 Jun 1945J R FarrellOsaka
10 Jun 1945ArbonChiba Hitachi
15 Jun 1945J R FarrellOsaka Amagasaki
17 Jun 1945J R FarrellHamamatsu
19 Jun 1945J R FarrellFukuoka
1 Jul 1945J R FarrellKumamotoR/E (NS) - exhaust failure #3 engine
12 Jul 1945J R FarrellIchinomiya
16 Jul 1945J R FarrellOita
19 Jul 1945J R FarrellHitachi
24 Jul 1945J R FarrellOsaka (Kuwana)(p) completed tour
1 Aug 1945GerrityToyama
14 Aug 1945WalkerOsaka
29 Aug 1945POW Supply #5


© Ray Bowden 27 May 2017