USAAF Nose Art Research Project


121st Seabees
B-29-50-BW 42-24815

505th Group, 483rd Squadron

121st Seabees

Missing in action after colliding in mid-air with 42-24784 on 10th February 1945. Crashed at Takashima village, Gunma, Japan. Missing air crew report # 12018. This B29 also carried the title of "Deaner Boy" on the right side together with an image of a baby with boxing gloves. It was named by Dean Forburger for his son Dean Jr.

121st NCB (Naval Construction Battalion) arrived on Tinian in late July 1944 and was assigned to the 30th CB Regiment, part of 6th CB Brigade, at the end of November. In July 1945 it was detached from 6th CB Brigade and sent to Saipan.


© Ray Bowden 16 August 2022