This is one of 33 reproductions of nose art recreated by the original artist, Don Allen. The nose art that Don painted on each aircraft was designed for a specific pilot whose name and aircraft serial number appear on the artwork. This collection was produced by Don Allen between 1993 and 1995.
Don Allen was an artist from Ohio. During WWII he was a crew chief assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Fighter Squadron in England. Don considered the nose art that he painted on the squadron’s P-47 and P-51 aircraft a creative break from his regular duties of readying fighters for combat. After the war, Don worked as a commercial illustrator in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.