Roamy here. XBradTC seems to have lost internet access today, so I am putting up a much-promised post on nose art. I thought about a Load HEAT with these, but why wait until Monday? These are from the book, “Vintage Aircraft Nose Art” by Gary M. Valant. I believe I bought it at the bookstore at the USAF Museum in Dayton, many years ago. There are more than a thousand photographs in the book, some that look too good to be on the side of a plane, some X-rated, a few where you wonder whose four-year-old was let loose with a paintbrush. It was a personalized touch, something to do between missions, a memory of the girl back home (or last R&R). And the planes are cool, too.