USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Lucky Lynn
B-29-40-BW 42-24591

497th Bomb Group



Nose art painted by
Lindsey DECKER, 497th Bomb Group, 869th Bomb squadron
497th Bomb Group
Pacific Region

Lucky Lynn

This Boeing Wichita-built Superfortress was named by the aircraft commander Capt Len Cox after his baby daughter. The image of the baby's face was incorporated into the nose art by Lin Decker, framed with a lucky horse shoe.

It completed 50 missions by the war's end and returned to the USA for reclamation.





 


© Ray Bowden 20 October 2021