USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Constant Nymph
B-29-21-BA 42-63487

500th Bomb Group, 882nd Bomb Squadron



Nose art painted by
Cpl Henry JOHNSON
500th Bomb Group, 882nd Bomb Squadron
Isley Field, Saipan

Constant Nymph

Johnson executed a beautiful winged nude on both sides of the aircraft. Following the style and concept of the Vargas flying girl illustration first seen in "Esquire" magazine and a popular image amongst crews around the globe. At the time this photo was taken, "Constant Nymph" (coded Z-30) had completed four bombing missions and one photo reconnaissance flight. Further details of this aircraft's crews, mission dates and fate are sought.





 


© Ray Bowden 27 November 2021