Skip to comments.World War Two War Paint : Bomber Jackets
Posted on 12/08/2012 5:50:35 PM PST by virgil283
"At the beginning of the war, Army Air Corps members were issued the most badass jacket in the military, the leather A-2which had been the standard leather flight jacket since 1931. In WWII, these jackets became a canvas for teenage flyers to express their rugged individuality. Theyd get the backs painted, and often these images included the planes nickname and little bombs to tally how many missions the crew flew. On the front, personalized patches would often indicate ones squadron or bomb group. On the bawdiest of these jackets,
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Pride in your plane and your crew will take you where Angels fear to tread.
The tag at the back says “Kilroy was here”
In the 1980s. . . .SAC started allowing Nose Art on B-52 bombers and KC-135 tankers. Except. . . no “objectionable or degrading images” were allowed.
We had one guy, a real artist, who managed to hide a nude woman in the artwork on every single bomber in the wing. . .
Sergeant JP. . . whereever you are. . .here’s to you!!
Great article! Thanks for posting this.
We did Hospital time together, great guy.
A far cry from today’s PC military
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