USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

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

490th Bomb Group, 851st Bomb Squadron

Appearance

Nose art painted by
MSgt Jay COWAN
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 17 June 2024