USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Homing De-Vice
B-29-50-BW 42-24785

500th Bomb Group, 882nd Bomb Squadron



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

Homing De-Vice

This nose art seems to be something of a departure from Henry Johnson's usual pin-up style. It shows a cartoon figure but we have no clear photo which reveals its full detail although the "Drowsy Swede" signature is legible. This B29 was initially designated as "Z-31" but was later changed to "Z-25". The aircraft was logged as Missing in Action on 23rd January 1945.





 
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© Ray Bowden 25 February 2024