USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Portrait of Doris Foster

44th Bomb Group

Nose art painted by
50th Station Complement
Shipdham, England

Portrait of Doris Foster

Another beautiful wall mural painted by Jack Loman in the Mess Hall at Shipdham. Using his limited range of colours from the artists oil paints purchased in Norwich he achieved a stunning image based on a young woman, Doris Foster, who befriended the airmen on their visits to the Angel pub in Royston. According to a caption in the National Geographic article, airmen would joke that if their navigation equipment failed they would home in on Doris's hat!


© Ray Bowden 9 August 2022