Photo Gallery Seven

B24 Aircraft Nose Art of the 467th BG(H)

The Practice of illustrating aircraft in colourful, and even fanciful design was nothing new and the 467th BG(H) were no exception among the 8th Air Force in carrying on a long held tradition in painting all manner of images on the ample "canvas" provided by the long nose section of the B24. These examples range from a simple name to sometimes ornate and painstakingly sophisticated illustrations that adorned a number of the aircraft. The female form and names were a common favourite while others displayed cartoon characters of the time and sometimes witty and pithy comment. Thanks to Kevin Coolidge for access to a number of examples from the 467th BG(H) Association Archive included among those below.


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B24H "Double Trouble"

B24H "Angel"

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B24J "That's All Brother"

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B24H "Wallowing Wilbert"

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B24H "Wabbit"

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B24H "Miss Fortune"

B24H "Homeward Bound"

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B24H "Southern Clipper"

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B24H "Perils of Pauline"

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B24J "Mademoiselle Zig Zig"

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B24J "Old Iron Pants"

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B24H "Witchcraft"

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B24H "E Pluribus Aluminum"

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B24J "Feudin' Wagon"

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B24L "School Daze"

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B24H "Slick Chick"

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"Slick Chick" nose art#2

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B24H "Leading Lady"

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B24J "Little Chum"

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B24J "Massillon Tiger"

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B24H "Miss Judy"

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B24H "Ruth Marie"

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B24H "Shoo Shoo Baby"

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B24H "Silver Chief"

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B24H "Slugger Jr"

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B24H "Snooper"

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B24H "Super Wolf"

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B24H "Tail Wind"

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B24H "The Monster"

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B24H "The Thunder Mug"

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B24J "Umbriago"

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B24H "Devil's Hostess"

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B24H "Gerocko"

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B24M "Liberty Run"

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B24H "Screw Ball"

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B24H "Jack The Ripper II"

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B24J "Monster"

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B24J "Rosalyn"

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B24H "Bugs Bunny"

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B24H "Flak Magnet II"

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B24H "Everythin's Jake"

B24H "Belle of the East"

B24J "Lucky 'Leven..." Port Side

B24J "Lucky 'Leven..." Starboard Side

B24H "Palace Meat Market"

B24J "Pappy's Yokum"

B24D "Pete The POM Inspector"

B24H "Blonde Bomber"

B24H "Stinker"

B24H "Saucey Pants"

B24J "Up In Arms"

B24H "Wolves Inc."

B24H "The Cherub"

B24H "Lil' Peach"

B24H "Tangerine"

B24H "Tangerine" Starboard Side

B24H "Ten of Us"

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