USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Alice Blue Gown
B-17G-85-BO 43-38400

490th Bomb Group, 851st Bomb Squadron


Nose art painted by
490th Bomb Group, 850th Bomb Squadron
Eye, England

Alice Blue Gown
This Boeing built B17G was assigned to 490BG in mid August 1944 and completed more than 60 combat missions before returning to the USA on 16th July 1945, landing at Bradley Field. Five months later, like so many others, the Fort was broken up and salvaged at Kingman Arizona's Reclamation Plant.

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© Ray Bowden 22 February 2024