USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Flying Eightball emblem

44th Bomb Group

Nose art painted by
50th Station Complement
Shipdham, England

Flying Eightball emblem

Painted on the wall of a crumbling accommodation building at Shipdham, this image was repeated many more times by Jack Loman on the noses of the 44BG's Liberators. Planes such as "Miss Delores", "Ruth-less" and "Suzy Q" were amongst those B24s embellished by Loman and it is presumed he also added the titling as well.


© Ray Bowden 13 August 2022