USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Miss Mitchell
B-25J-1-NC 43-27493

310th Bomb Group



Nose art painted by
Ray (Jack) KOWALIK
310th Bomb Group
Italy

Miss Mitchell

Assigned to the crew of Lt Don Oliver, 380th Bomb Squadron, this B-25 is believed to have completed 140 missions before the end of hostilities. It sported another beautiful example of nose art from Ray (Jack) Kowalik, based on the very popular Vargas "flying girl" featured on the gatefold of the December 1943 Esquire magazine.





 


© Ray Bowden 20 October 2021