Pinup Nose Art
Carolina Moon B-17G-75-BO 43-37907 851BS, 490BG, 8th AF This Fortress arrived at Eye on 2 July, 1944 and passed on to a second crew in December who in addition to the name added wives and girlfriends names to the crews positions. This a/c was credited to downing an Me-262 jet fighter by its gunners. The B-17 survived the war and was flown back to the US in mid-1945 and was sold as scrap at Kingman in December of that year.
B-17 Carolina Moon
"Miss Yourlovin" from the Confederate Air Force Collection. This collection of nose art panels came to the CAF from Minot Pratt, the general manager of the company that was scrapping planes at the boneyard at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He had ordered his men to cut out and save the most interesting nose art, which he was supposedly going to put up as a fence around his property. This never happened and he donated the pieces to the CAF in the 1960's.