Clark Rollins' crew requested this stunning piece of work portraying "Madam Shoo Shoo". The life-sized figure showed Haywood's talent at its best and there is a rare piece of cine footage showing Anne actually painting the artwork. Arriving at Great Ashfield in mid June 1944, the aircraft suffered severe damage in November but survived and continued until hostilities ceased. By which time it successfully completed 76 combat missions and had been flown by more than 30 different crews.
It was flown back to Bradley Field, USA, a year after arrival in England and was scrapped at Kingman Field, Arizona at the end of 1945.
© Ray Bowden 4 December 2023