Nose Art

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Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually located near the nose. While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death. The appeal, in part, came from nose art not being officially approved.

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B-24 Liberator - "Available". Military Art, Military History, Pin Up Posters, Aircraft Painting, Airplane Art, Nose Art, Aviation Art, Pin Up Art, Woman Painting

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B-24 Liberator - “Our Gal III”, 42-100313 - This aircraft was flown from California by Russel S . Wilson in January 1944 and assigned to the 22nd Bombardment Group. Formerly known as 'Special Delivery' she was marked with the letter T on the tail. On 10 March 1944 with Group C. O. Lt. Col. Richard W. Robinson at the controls she led the 22nd's B-24s on their first combat mission against the Japanese. Flew 43 Combat Missions until 12/22/44 when it was damaged in an accident. Aviation Humor, Aviation Art, Airplane Art, Garage Art, Pin Up Photography, Vintage Airplanes, Nose Art, Vintage Magazines, Pin Up Art

B-24 'Our Gal III' 42-100313

This aircraft was flown from California by Russel S . Wilson in January 1944 and assigned to the 22nd Bombardment Group. Formerly known as 'Special Delivery' she was marked with the letter T on the tail. On 10 March 1944 with Group C. O. Lt. Col. Richard W. Robinson at the controls she led the 22nd's B-24s on their first combat mission against the Japanese. Flew 43 Combat Missions until 12/22/44 when it was damaged in an accident.

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Aircraft and ground crew of Boeing Flying Fortress "Hell's Angels" of the Bombardment Squadron at RAF Molesworth. This was the first aircraft to complete 25 combat missions in Eighth Air Force on 13 May Hells Angels, Us Marines, Nose Art, Ww2 Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft Photos, Military Personnel, Photo Avion, B 17

Hell's Angels Ground Crew - 10 Oct 1943

303rd Bomb Group - Molesworth, England