Nose Art !

I really enjoy the pin-ups and comic strip characters painted on the nose and sides of many warbirds.  Many are real work of art too.  I decided to regroup them all on the same page for your enjoyment.

Here they are:


Warbirds:
  Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros

  Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros "Heart Surge"
  Aeronca 65TAC Grasshopper

  Aeronca L-16A Grasshopper
  AT-6 with Felix the cat
  AT-6 "Randolph"
  Beech C-45 "Beech Baby II"
  B1-B "Dakota Queen"
  Boeing B-17 "Betty Boop"
  B-17F "Memphis Belle"
  B-17G Chief Oshkosh"
  B-17G "Fuddy Duddy"
  B-17G "I'll Be Around"
 
B-17G "Sentimental Journey"
 
B-17G "Texas Raiders"
  B-17G "Thunder Bird"
 
B-17G "Virgin Delight"
  B-17G "Yankee Lady"
  B-18B Bolo
  B-24A LB-30B "Diamond 'Lil'"
  B-24A "Ol' 927"
  B-24B "Sagitarrius"

  B-24L-20-FO Liberator
  B-24J Liberator "Bungay Buckaroo"
    Indian Air Force
  Boeing N2S-3 Stearman "3rd Strike"
 
E75 Stearman
"Li'l Miss Tern"
 
B-25 "490th Bomb Squad"
  B-25 PBJ-1J "Devil Dog"
  B-25C "Daisy Mae"
  B-25J "Betty's Dream"
  B-25J "Dragon Breath"
  B-25J "Executive Sweet"
 
B-25J "How 'Boot That!"
  B-25J "Hot Gen!"
  B-25J "Lady Luck"

  B-25J "Lazy Daisy Mae"
 
B-25J "Ol Grey Mare"
 
B-25J "Maid in the Shade"
 
B-25J "Panchito"

 
B-25J "Photo Fanny"
 
B-25J "Spirit of Al Penn"
 
B-25J "Super Rabbit"
 
B-25J "Tondelayo"
  B-25N "Pacific Prowler"

 
B-26G "The Pied Piper"
 
B-29 "Torchy" (scale model)
 
B-29 "Raz'n Hell"
 
B-29A "T-Square 54"
 
B-29A "Sentimental Journey"
 
B-29B "Lucky Lady"
 
B-36B "City of Fort Worth"
 
B-47 "Who Fears?"
  B-50A Superfortress "Lucky Lady II"
 
B-52D "SAC-0612"
 
B-52G "Hoosier Hot Shot"
 
B-52G "Surprise Attack"
 
B-52H "SAC Time"
 
Boeing P-26A Peashooter
  Broussard 1521-C1
 
Buccaneer S2B "Guinness Girl Pauline"
    Squadron Badge "Sky Pirates"
  Canadair F-86 Mk.VI "FU-675"

 
CT-33 "Red Knights"
  C-46D "Syracuse Shackrat"
   
Whale figure
  C-46D Commando "Honey Cat"
  C-46F Commando "China Doll"
    Original Nose Art sketch (by same artist who did Memphis Belle)

  C-47 Skytrain "7th Heaven"
  C-54D "M.A.T.S."
 
C-123K "Hog Hauler"
  Curtiss P-40D Warhawk 'Suzy'
  Curtiss P-40E Warhawk '474850'
    Fuselage Art
 
Curtiss P-40K Warhawk '210256' with tiger head
  Curtiss P-40N Warhawk with sharkmouth
  Curtiss P-40N Warhawk with sharkmouth
  Curtiss P-40N Warhawk "O'Riley's Daughter"
  Douglas AC-47 "Puff the Dragon"
  Douglas AC-47 "Spooky"

  Douglas DC-3 "Blue Bonnet Belle"
 
Douglas DC-3C "Tico Belle"

  Douglas C-47 "Bones"
  Douglas C-47 "Mr. 'C' It's Tuesday"
  Douglas C-47 "Priscilla"

 
Douglas C-47A
 
Douglas A-26C "Margie"
 
Douglas A-26C "Miss Murphy"
  Douglas AD-7/A1-J "Naked Fanny"
  FG-1D Corsair "Katheen"
 
FG-1D Corsair "Marines Dream"
  F-4U Corsair with bones
 
F4U-5N Corsair "Annie Mo"
 
FJ-4B Fury with lightning bolt
  FM-1 Wildcat "Mah Baby"
  F4-C Phantom II "The Gunfighters"
 
F4-E Phantom II "Thunderbird"
  F5F-5 Bearcat
  North American F-86E Sabre
  F86-F Sabre "Luke"
 
F-105 Shark mouth
 
Gee Bee R-1 Racer "7 S.A.R.A. 11"
  Grumman J4F-2 "Petulant Porpoise"
 
Grumman OV-1C "Dirty Dawg"
  Grumman TBM Avenger "Blue Lady"
  Grumman TBM-3E Avenger "T83"
  Grumman G44-A Goose "Tecumseh"
 
  Halifax "Gallopin Gerty"
 
Hanriot HD-1 Scout
  Heinkel He-162A-1 Volksjäger "Nervenklau"
  Phantom FGR2
 
Focke-Wulf FWP-149D
  Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1
  F4U-5A Corsair with bulldog
  Grumman F3F-2
  Grumman F4-F Wildcat
  Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat "Big Bossman"

  Handley Page Victor K2 "Lucky Lou"
  Hispano Buchon HA-1112-M
  Junkers Ju-52 "Alte Jante Ju"
  Lockheed C-121A "Columbine"
  Lockheed P-38L "Lizzie V"
  Lockheed Hudson IIIA
  L-5 "Guinea Short Lines"
  Martin AM-1 Mauler
  Messerschmitt BF-109E
  Messerschmitt ME163 Komet "Wieein Floh Aber Oho!"
  ME-109G
  MiG-21MF Fishbed
 
Nieuport Type.24 "Zicomar 5"
  OE-1 Bird Dog
  Piper L-4A Grasshopper
  Lockheed P38-G Lightning "Ruff Stuff"
  Lockheed P38-J Lightning "23 Ski-Doo"
  Lockheed P-38L Lightning "Miss Fluff'n Lace"

  Lockheed P-38L Lightning "Tangerine"
 
P-39N Aircobra "Little Sir Echo"
    Belly tank
  P-51B Mustang 'Old Crow"
  P-51C Mustang "Tuskegee Airmen"
  P-51D Mustang "Bald Eagle"
  P-51D Mustang "Bunnie"
  P-51D Mustang "Daddy's Girl"
  P-51D Mustang "Dakota Kid II"
  P-51D Mustang "Dazzling Donna"
  P-51D Mustang "Dixie Boy"
  P-51D Mustang "Donald Duck"
  P-51D Mustang "Donna-mite"
  P-51D Mustang "Excalibur"
  P-51D Mustang "February"
  P-51D Mustang "Gentleman Jim"
  P-51D Mustang "Geraldine"
  P-51D Mustang "Glamorous Glen III"
  P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter"
  P-51D Mustang "Lady Alice"
  P-51D Mustang "Lady Jo"
 
P-51D Mustang "Little Rebel"
  P-51D Mustang "Live Bait"
    Tail logo
  P-51D Mustang "Mad Max"
  P-51D-25 Mustang "Oklahoma Miss"
  P-51D Mustang "Old Crow"
  P-51D Mustang "Petie 2nd"
  P-51D Mustang "Scat VI"
 
P-51D Mustang "Spam Can"
  P-51D Mustang "Sweet Revenge"
  P-51D Mustang "Sweet Mary Lou"
  P-51D Mustang "Sweet & Lovely"
  P-51D Mustang "Sweet Revenge"
  P-51D Mustang 'The Miracle Maker"
 
P-51D Mustang "Wee Willy II"
  P-51D Mustang "Worry Bird"
  P-51B Mustang "WD-2"
 
PA-16 Clipper "Sweet Melissa"
  PV-2 Harpoon "Rose's Raiders"
    Rear Door Art
  Republic P47-D with caveman
  Republic P47-D "Big Stud"
  P-47 half scale replica with skull
  Sea Fury "Riff Raff"
  Seversky 2PA/AT-12 Guardsman
  SNJ-4 "Mosquito"
 
SPAD XIII
  Spitfire Ml.XVI "'J' for Johnny"
  Stinson L5-E "Diomedea Immutabilis"

  Stinson L5-G Sentinel "Intensive Care"
  S-3 Viking
  T-28C Trojan "Teufel Hunden"
 
WB-50B "Flight of the Phoenix"
 
Yakovlev Yak-3
"Shiskka-Suika"
  Yakovlev Yak-9U

General Aviation Aircrafts:
  Beech C45-H "Dame Milkstool"
 
Bohannon B-1 
  J3C-65 Cub "Luckie"
 
Stearman C3-B
  Van's RV-6

Pictures of nose art from Pat Macha in So-Cal:
  Near Miss
  P-51D "Man O'War"
 
B-24-D "Dina Mite"
  "Miss Bar..."
  "Zodiacs"
  "Lu..."
  "Busa..."
  "Lady..."
  "Pacific Doll"