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C-47 Nose Art

27 April 2016

Perusing through the San Diego Air and Space Museum photo archive often brings pleasant surprises. Here are some nose art examples, not from glamorous fighters or bombers bristling with machine guns, from the cargo aircraft which flew slow and unarmed to supply troops and airfields as well as extract casualties.

C-47 Skytrain nose art "Rio Rita"—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art “Rio Rita”—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art "Sure Skin"—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art “Sure Skin”—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art "Defenseless Virgin"—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art “Defenseless Virgin”—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art "Rio Rita"—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain nose art “Meat Waggin”—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

 

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