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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 
City Of ...
"More than 120 Superfortress B29s of 20th Air Force's 314th Bomb Wing were officially named with title beginnin..."
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Double Trouble
 
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Dragon Lady
"Nose art inspired by the theme of "Dragon Lady" ..."
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Gooney Birds
"The unsung heroes of WW2, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain and its specialist paratroop partner the C-53, were the workhorses o..."
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Naval Construction Battalions (Seabees)
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Several B29 Super Fortresses were painted to honour the Naval Construction Battalions(known as "The Seabees"..."
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Sad Sack
"YANK staff artist Sgt George Baker's regular cartoon chronicling the life of the down trodden, hapless GI was a fa..."
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States of America
"Inevitably, the home State of a crew man became a popular choice for naming a plane. This, of course, was easier for the..."
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The Stars
"When it comes to finding a publicity angle there can be few institutions that could rival the movie studios at the heigh..."
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Vargas Esquire Centerfold December 1943
"Images inspired by the Vargas' "Flying Girl" Esquire centre-fold -- December 1943 "
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Vargas Esquire Centerfold March 1944 "Pistol Packin' Mama"
"One of the favourite titles to appear as aircraft nose art was spawned from the popular 1942-43 song written and recorde..."
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
"Many artists and animators employed at Walt Disney's Studios used their talents and skills during WW2 to produce a ..."
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War Bond Aircraft
"America's war effort demanded millions upon millions of dollars of funding and one way to raise these funds was thro..."
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Plane Names & Fancy Noses Tales To Noses Over Berlin Merseburg: Blood, Flak & Oil Plane Names & Bloody Noses The Flight of Eagles  
Information Update for Readers of
"Plane Names & Fancy Noses - 91st Bomb Group (Heavy)"


© Ray Bowden 18 November 2017