USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Spanish John
A-20G

3rd Attack Group 89th Sqn



Nose art painted by
Sgt Tony BENSON
3rd Attack Group 89th Sqn
Pacific

Spanish John

The caricature of pilot Lt R R Loftus was originally created by Lt William Suor and then painted onto the aircraft by Sgt Tony Benson at Nadzab. It was named, like many of the 89BS nose arts, after one of Damon Runyon's colourful characters.





 


© Ray Bowden 26 June 2022