Nose art...

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  1. LA2019

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    My great uncle Pete was a side gunner in a B-24. He always had a camera on him and liked to take pictures of nose art. Thought I'd share....

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  2. Airframes

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    Great pics, and some nicely executed artwork. thanks for sharing.
     
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    With Airframes here LA!:thumbright: Thank you for sharing!:cool:
     
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    La2019, agreed thanks so much for sharing what is unfortunately in these PC times a vanishing form of expresion. A few guys tried in Vietnam on tanks and APCs but some visiting officer from command would always nix it sooner or later
     
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    i love nose art! those are awesome...thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wonderful photos!! I know I haven't seen any of that nose art before.
     
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    Great stuff, and some before they were required to be Clothed!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for the nose arts. Last summer I started working on a Monogram 1/48 B-24J kit as a side project, applying the same technique as on the B-17G did last year. Now it is about 80% finished.

    I am to portlay the story on the website below, about a pilot taking an instrument flight training in his B-24 with a squadron/wing IP. The trainee is doing a level turning on the instruments applying 60 degrees of bank while the instructor on the right seat scans the horizon. The aircraft should be the Ford built B-24M 44-50795.
    World War II Pilots

    The "nose arts" made on thousands of the great canvases or walls on the B-24s during WW2 are truly amazing (19000 plus x2). Now I am wondering what had happened when the good sons/husbands or fathers who flew the bombers in the war fronts and came back to America carrying pictures of their loving aircraft along, and showed them to their mother/wife/daughters and sons.
     

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