Save the Girls
September 6, 2006 7:28 PM   Subscribe

Save the Girls! A gallery of WWII era fighter & bomber nosecone art is the highlight of this site dedicated to the history and preservation of such works.
posted by jonson (12 comments total)
They could have made the actual photos a bit bigger.
posted by RufusW at 8:58 PM on September 6, 2006

When you click on 'em, they load up in slightly larger versions. Or did you mean larger than this?
posted by jonson at 9:33 PM on September 6, 2006

So, is this a house a US bomber has blown apart revealing the german lass within or a shocked and scared girl of a serviceman? either one its pretty damn creepy looking.
posted by damn dirty ape at 11:06 PM on September 6, 2006

Here she is again! That must have been a pretty well loved pin-up.

They got even classier during the Gulf War.
posted by maryh at 11:41 PM on September 6, 2006

Nice post, jonson!
posted by maryh at 11:41 PM on September 6, 2006

Poor Yankeegirl's head looks a little, well, "mannish".
Were these to entice the pilots, or frighten the enemy?

("don't bother invading us, the women are ugly")
posted by Tbola at 12:52 AM on September 7, 2006

dda, are we reading into the art something more than the artist had in mind?

Nose art for The Dragon and His Tail, a B-24J owned by the Collings Foundation.

Don't miss the link below to the gallery of other nose art.
posted by pax digita at 2:49 AM on September 7, 2006

posted by OmieWise at 6:30 AM on September 7, 2006

I would like to take the opportunity to thank jonson for being both prolific and awesome - thanks again dude.
posted by longbaugh at 7:57 AM on September 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

Bad home-made porn becomes worthy of preservation just because it's also old? Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
posted by Western Infidels at 8:03 AM on September 7, 2006

Thanks, longbaugh. I seem to be unable to stop, despite having my own blog, so at least it's good to know it's not irritating too many people!
posted by jonson at 9:27 AM on September 7, 2006

Anyone who's been to the AirForce Museum at Wright-Patterson has seen this example of the genre.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:36 AM on September 7, 2006

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