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Want to keep up with the latest news and get to know other Warbird fans? Fighting Colors is a graphic tool for all enthusiasts of pinup and vintage aircraft nose art. A percentage of the sales will be donated to a D-Day Squadron charitable fund that is helping to transport veterans, students and the vintage American aircraft to the celebrations in Normandy. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Sharkmouth, Velasco paints reproduction nose panels for aviation enthusiasts to hang in their living rooms, offices or wherever they like.

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B-17G “Chuckie” To Become “Madras Maiden”

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lawson , who along with journalist Bob Considine famously wrote about the Doolittle Raid in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo , piloted a B Mitchell bomber nicknamed The Ruptured Duck , after a minor training accident in which the aircraft tail scraped the ground during takeoff; this was decorated by a caricature of an angry Donald Duck figure with crutches and wearing a pilot's headphones. Miss Yourlovin: The appeal, in part, came from nose art not being officially approved, even when the regulations against it were not enforced.

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Fighting Colors – By Gary Velasco

Gary is the world expert on nose art author of Fighting Colors and continues to paint some of the most iconic aircraft flying today. World War I to Today. Some of the painters were trained artists while others had little artistic ability. These indicated the number of enemy planes shot down and the number of ships destroyed. Add to Wants.

Artist Gary Velasco Supports D-Day Squadron With Custom Nose Art Panels

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF NOSE ART ON WWII WARBIRDS — Bremont Watches UK

Had me puzzled at first! Tondelayo began its service in August and made its mark on Oct. Artist Gary Velasco is renowned for his vintage nose art reproduction panels. These birds are living history and for historical accuracy purposes they should at least have the correct codes.

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