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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nose Art













We are back in Dayton to spend some more time with our daughter and SIL before heading south. Since we are so close to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, it is easy to spend more time at the National Museum of the Air force. It is a fantastic museum and it is free. We have spent many hours there looking at the exhibits and reading about aviation history. They also have an IMAX theater with aviation movies. This time we watched “Rescue” which covers the efforts of many international groups responding to the earthquake disaster in Haiti. It is a great production.

While wandering around the exhibits, I got to thinking about the tradition of nose art on so many planes. This represents messages that vary from remembering loved ones, accomplishments of the pilots or aircraft all the way to fantasies. To keep the G rating of the blog, I have omitted some of the more racy ones.

So today, we have just a short post of some of this “nose art”.

15 comments:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

It's a shame the tradition of nose art is no longer allowed in our PC world.

There were some great artists and even greater imaginations to come up with some of those paintings.

I love the USAF museum, I think it's the best in the world, with the Imperial War Museum's collection in Duxford, England a close second.

Phyllis said...

Been to that museum several times. Never tire of it. Thanks for the memories.

Judy and Emma said...

When I saw your post title, I thought you got a nose piercing! :)

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I can't believe that we lived our entire life in Ohio and NEVER hit this museum. I love the pictures. I will enjoy museums and all the history! Thanks for a great short blog.

Sue and Doug said...

great nose art!!

E Squared and Mui said...

And here I thought one of you had gotten a nose job :-))) Loved Dumbo!

Karen and Al said...

That museum is one I'd like to visit.

Jerry and Suzy said...

When do we get to see the ones that would challenge your G rating?

Rick and Paulette said...

Great post! I always look for 'nose art' on planes when watching old WWII film documentaries so I found all of this quite interesting.

Sherry said...

Thanks for the comment on my Candy Post.

Small world is right. I did know you were at what we always called Wright Patt.

The Kroger where I got the candy is right off the Huber Heights exit from I 70. Try a box and let me know what you think. I'd suggest as a first try a box of mixed light and dark chocolates unless you know that you are a total fan of one or the other as I am of light chocolates.

Where are you going after Dayton??? We're off to West Virginia tomorrow. Cooper's Ridge State Park. My blog is always about a day or two behind what's actually happening. I just don't seem to be able to keep up.

Mike and Terri said...

We're always looking for free entertainment, so will definitely check out this museum.

Janie and John said...

Love the nose art. We love aviation museums and have been to quite a few (not this one yet) and always love the nose art on the old planes. I agree its too bad they don't allow it an more.

Rick and Orinda said...

Love the Dayton Pictures. We were there a year ago and it is one of my favorite places in the country. The nose art brings back some great memories!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I love the nose art.

Diana said...

Okay, when I saw the title of this post, I had now idea what "nose art" was. But wow, I really like it!