B-29 Superfortress “Gravel Gertie” with the 882nd Bomb Squadron squats on the runway after suffering a main landing gear collapse, Isley Field, Saipan, Aug 6 1945

Caption   B-29 Superfortress “Gravel Gertie” with the 882nd Bomb Squadron squats on the runway after suffering a main landing gear collapse, Isley Field, Saipan, Aug 6 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 15 Jan 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
23 May 2013 08:59:30 AM

Nose art was a common feature on American bombers throughout the war and the huge B-29 provided the biggest canvas for cartoon characters, pin ups and sweethearts close to the hearts of men far from home. In March 1945, an order came down to remove the paintings, whether suggestive or not, although examples were still to be found displayed through to the war's end.

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WW2-Era Place Name Saipan, Mariana Islands
Lat/Long 15.1189, 145.7294


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