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Nose art that was drawn for B-24J-60-CF #44-10545 of the 466th BG - 785th BS
Drawn by Charles Saxon who would have a long and distinguished career as a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine after the war. The nose art was done for his friend, bunk mate and fellow 466th BG pilot, Earl Wassom. The nose art unfortunately never made it onto the aircraft.

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Saxon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Completed a 35 mission combat tour ...

  • Earl Wassom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 35 missions from 1 August 1944 to April 1945. And Flew 8 gas hauls, all to France. Early believes that this might be the highest number of any pilot in the 8th Air Force. ...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 01:05:49 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 03:11:42 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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