B-29 Bomber Nose Art - Click To Enlarge

B-29 Bomber Art

From pin up girls to the Sunday comics WW II B-29 bombers had art work on the planes somewhere. There are only 22 bombers left now, just 1 can still fly.

The following photos are from reproductions or renovated planes.

B-29 Bomber Nose Art - Click To Enlarge
B-29 Bomber Nose Art – Click To Enlarge

All we needed was the Andrew sisters or Glenn Miller playing while we photographed these.

This old photo of ‘Raidin Maiden’ displays a good example of the quality of the art in the field at the time.

Raidin Maiden - B29 Bomber WW II
Raidin Maiden – B29 Bomber WW II

Each painting always included the number of bombing runs and operations the plane participated in.

B-29 Bomber Nose Art - Click To Enlarge
B-29 Bomber Nose Art – Click To Enlarge
B-29 Bomber Nose Art - Click To Enlarge
B-29 Bomber Nose Art – Click To Enlarge

The New England Air Museum has an incredible collection of this folk art, as well as one of the few remaining B-29’s.

B-29 Bomber Nose Art - Click To Enlarge
B-29 Bomber Nose Art – Click To Enlarge

 

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