A Welsh woman's name used on WW2 US bombers

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    #1 welshwench, Nov 10, 2012
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    I don't know if anyone can help with this query: there was a Welsh woman's name used on WW2 US bombers; a friend of mine is researching the reasons for it's Welsh origin.
    I can't remember the name but it apparently means something like 'hope'
     
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    Do you mean an aircraft carrying nose art of a Welsh woman's name, or a type of aircraft named after a Welsh woman's name?
     
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    I don't quite get it either...
     
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    I'm guessing a nose art name. I'm sure she wasn't called 'Flying Fortess', 'Liberator' or 'Havoc' ! :)
     
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    This post is starting to sound vaguely familiar......

    Geo
     
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    Wonder if there are any welsh girls called 'Fubar'... :)
     
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    If the Fubar name is Welsh.. who knows.. :lol:
     
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    Nu-uhh, "Fubar" is German, "Saving Pvt. Ryan" said so...
    Some clarification is needed, I'm afraid. There were thousands of aircraft that had "names" on them. We need at least a type; Bomber, fighter, weather balloon....
     
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    Or was it a B-79J 'Flying Blodwyn'?
     
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    ...or the B-56C 'Wee Elsie from 'pub, always ready wit' the full jugs' :)
     
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    Never tangle with a Welsh woman friends....maybe that was the idea to put off the LW pilots lol
    John
     
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    #13 meatloaf109, Nov 11, 2012
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    How about Glenda? It means "Clean and good". One could hope for that!
    The direct translation of "hope" is Gobeithio-y, doesn't sound very lady like though...
     
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    wasnt she the good witch in the wizard of Oz??
     
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