USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Shoo Shoo Baby

381st Bomb Group

Shoo Shoo Baby

The identity of this B17F has yet to be established. The "Shoo Shoo Baby" title is displayed on the right side of the nose and yields no clue as to its serial number. The photograph was captioned as 31 March 1944 and there is some indication that the aircraft may have carried another name at some time. There is a patch of fresh, darker olive drab behind the title possibly obliterating a different name or graphic image. If any one can offer any insight into its identity or even which squadron it was assigned to, please make contact.


© Ray Bowden 9 August 2022