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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Constant Nymph
B-29-21-BA 42-63487

500th Bomb Group, 882nd Bomb Squadron

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


Johnson executed a beautiful winged nude on both sides of the aircraft. Following the style and concept of the Vargas flying girl illustration first seen in "Esquire" magazine and a popular image amongst crews around the globe. At the time this photo was taken, "Constant Nymph" (coded Z-30) had completed four bombing missions and one photo reconnaissance flight. Further details of this aircraft's crews, mission dates and fate are sought.

No mission listing is currently available for this aircraft

© Ray Bowden 23 January 2020