USAAF Nose Art Research Project


30th CB Regiment
B-29-20-MO 42-65257

505th Group, 482nd Squadron

Nose art painted by
Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees)

This aircraft was also known as
Big Mike

30th CB Regiment

The emblem of the 30th CB Regiment incorporated the four battalion emblems into its design: 67th, 13th, 135th and 135th. The artwork is signed by "Val & Newt" but nothing is known about "Newt". Further information is sought. The B29 also carried the title of "Big Mike" on both sides and at some point the emblem was modified from 30th to 49th.


© Ray Bowden 9 August 2022