USAAF Nose Art Research Project


107th Seabees
B-29-50-BW 42-24797

505th Bomb Group, 484th Bomb Squadron

This aircraft was also known as
Jack Pot

107th Seabees

This Superfort was used to honour the Seabees' 107th Battalion whose "B" Company was responsible for construction the 505BG's camp on Tinian. The encampment comprised of 75 Quonset huts, 65 framed barracks, three mess halls, a motor pool building as well as ten showers.

The battalion's emblem was painted on the right side while the left side carried the title "Jackpot" and a seated nude.

The B29 went missing in action on night of 18/19th March 1945 over Nagoya. The Shipp crew were rescued by the destroyer USS Gatling (DD-671). Missing Air Crew Report # 13694

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Photo : courtesy of Snyder's Treasures, Major Charles E Snyder USAF (Retired) (c) Please do not copy without permission

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