During WWII the pilots and crews distinguished thier aircraft with distinctive "nose art".The artwork has become as legendary as the guys that fought and maintained these great aircraft. Behind every piece of "nose art" is a story, a story that made the war a little more personal for the entire crew.
The U.S. produced nearly 300,000 airplanes during WWII. By the early 50's, almost all of the aircraft that remained from the war were scrapped. Very few examples of actual combat veteran airframes survived the war or the scrap drive.Through these panels I'd like to perpetuate the stories, a snapshot of these individual aircraft and crews. These are full size panels. They were made to the manufacturers specifications. This artwork represents the men and the machines and more importantly, the Spirit of the era.