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Nose Art

Nose art was a popular moral builder, it ranged from tame cartoon characters to some really "RACEY" women. Our Nose Art Gallery is a collection of personal photo's, museum archives, and some taken from "Possum, Clover and Hades", by John Stanaway, and "Lightning Strikes", by Ronald Yoshino.

It must be remembered that these men were young, at war, and homesick at times. The names of mothers, girlfriends and colorful limericks were often the inspiration for this unique art form. These pictures and captions are published here for historical value, exactly as they appeared on the planes.

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