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<strong>Not published in LIFE.</strong> American bomber and crew during World War II, England, 1942.

Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not published in LIFE. American bomber and crew during World War II, England, 1942

B-25 Mitchell Bomber in World War 2                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Mitchell Bomber played a significant role during World War Two. It was a twin-engine medium attack bomber. It was one of America’s most famous airplane

B-17 Flying Fortress -  "Superman."

Air Force Bomber Command - The nose of the Flying Fortress bomber is decorated with the cartoon character SUPERMAN, its parked at the US Bomber Command airdrome in southern England. September 1942 by Margaret Bourke-White.

World War II nose art painted by my grandfather. When the plane was sold for scrap in the 1970s the nose art was saved and is currently on display at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA.

World War II nose art painted by my grandfather. When the plane was sold for scrap in the the nose art was saved and is currently on display at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA.

B-17 Flying Fortress - "Two Beauts".

Flying Fortress - Two Beauts, lost in a mid-air collision on 31 March 1943 after 4 missions. "So many collisions in the bomber streams. Never seen art placed there before. Technically not nose art at all.

“Miss Ouachita” (pronounced WASH-it-ta) became one of the most famous B-17s in the 8th AF because of a widely published series of German propaganda photos taken after she bellied in to a field in Germany after being shot down by Luftwaffe ace Oberstleutnant Heinz Bär. Bär’s 221 confirmed aerial victories (some sources state 220) make him Germany’s eighth highest-ranking ace, with Miss Ouachita one of his 21 four engine bomber victories.

German ace Heinz Baer examines the downed American bomber This «Miss Ouachita

Inhibido Yankee !! en un b 17

Flying Fortress of the Bomb Group Bomb Squadron. "Yankee Diddler - Wouldn't It Root Ya" Nose Art

Fuddy Duddy

Close up of the nose art on the Flying Fortress bomber "Fuddy Duddy", Tail

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