USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Miss 28th Seabee
B-26G-5-MA 43-34307

322nd Bomb Group

Miss 28th Seabee

Assigned to 449th Bomb Squadron, this Marauder fought its war from advanced airfields in France, Belgium and Holland. It was one of the aircraft which was painted with nose art by Sgt Ted Simonaitis.

The nose art and title was a tribute to the 28th Naval Construction Battalion, part of the 25th Regiment which worked to restore the destroyed ports of, primarily, Cherbourg and Le Havre in France between July and November 1944. Although there are numerous examples of aircraft being dedicated to various NCB units these were almost all located in the Pacific theatre. "Miss 28th Seabee" is a rare example in the European region. A specific link to 322BG is not known and further information is fought.


© Ray Bowden 16 August 2022