The Different Noseart and Pinups of Bombers!

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  1. Pong

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    Don't know whether anyone has done this but in this thread post different and interesting noseart of bomber aircraft during the War! Might be a good reference thread for you modelers out there!

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    Source: LIFE

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    "E Pluribus Aluminum"

    Source: 467th BG Archive

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    "School Daze"

    Source: Unknown

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    "Belle Ringer"

    Source: 320th BG

    If some have you have a dozen noseart photos in your PC, post em' here!

    -Arlo
     
  2. Airframes

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    Nice one Arlo! I've got a few good colour shots of USAAF B17 and B24 nose art, and a few P51, P47 and B26. I'll scan them and post soon.
     
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    The B-17 in the first phot carries the Squadron emblem of the 407th Bombardment Sqd/92nd BG and the color photo of teh B-26 Marauder carriers the 441st Bombardment sqd /320th BG .
    Johnny
     
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    Very cool, thanks for starting it Arlo.
     
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    Ali Oop on a pteradactyl ! that's classic...i havent thought of Ali in a long time.
     
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    Good shots!
     
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    and from the RAF .....
     

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    Thanks for the information.

    Why does the aircraft have small kangaroo markings on the side? :confused: Though thanks for sharing!
     
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    Most likely Mission markings! great pics!!
     
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    Very cool! Any idea of what squadron that Lanc belong to?
     
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    I like the kangaroos :lol:
     
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    Yes, they represent the operations tally. Next to them (and none too clear) are three personal awards to members of the crew.; one DFC and two DFMs. The writing and the confirmed kill (the swastika) are pretty crudely applied by the groundcrew. It was the mid-upper gunner who did the artwork and the groundcrew who did the rest as a result of the considerable damage it sustained on many ops. The aircraft is PO X 'X-X-Ray' of 463 Sqn, almost certainly in early 1945.

    If you can follow the link below there are a couple more nose art pics. If that does not work and you want to see more, ther are another dozen or so I could post here.

    Michael
     
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    This is an awesome book on noseart. 200+ pages.

    rcaf.JPG

    Geo
     
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    There's a good one for download, on the origins and development of nose art. I can provide the web address if anyone wants it, but don't want to post it here, in case of infringement of any rules - the forum's or the web site concerned etc.
     
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