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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Nose Art Themes

War Bond Aircraft


America's war effort demanded millions upon millions of dollars of funding and one way to raise these funds was through the sale of War Loan Stamps and War Bonds. These were used to expand facilities and their subsequent production of every item of war from liberty ships to tanks and jeeps and of course aircraft. The Buy-a-Bomber campaigns were devised to enable communities and groups to contribute to the purchase of an individual aircraft which would be named, according to certain criteria, by those communities, be they States, Counties, Cities, Townships, Societies, even schools and businesses. The amount of money raised through the sales of War Bonds or Stamps determined the type of aircraft which would be "purchased."

Initially $275,000 would enable to community group to have a heavy bomber named (a B17 or B24), lesser funds could "purchase" a twin engined B25 (approximately $110,000) or a pursuit fighter or even a tiny liaison plane converted for medivac duties. In the early months of conflict, the aircraft was flown to a local airfield and naming ceremony was carried out with full publicity but as the pressures of the war increased this became impossible so the aircraft was painted up as it left the factory or modification facility and a photograph was sent to the community representatives or local newspapers. Many of these aircraft seem to have disappeared from history and little is known of what became of many of them in the war effort. Some remained in the USA as training ships and some flew combat missions bearing this original name but others were promptly re-named by combat crews overseas with a sexier or more relevant title or artwork.

According to research carried out by John Fredrickson, some war bond aircraft never actually existed at all. He wrote "At North American of Kansas, the ruse was carried out in the photographic department. A master photo of a generic B-25 was prepared.... (with) no serial number or other identifying marks. A calligrapher then inked the name of the contributing group onto paper. The image was photographed so the small cursive was then overlaid onto the generic negative. The resulting 8x10 photo implied that there was an actual B-25 with white paint decorating the nose in celebration of their monetary contribution. Every group received a photo of the same airplane and nobody at the factory bothered to dab a brush into paint. Many people have attempted to research the combat fate of "their" bomber, only to be frustrated when told that no such airplane ever existed." It is quite possible that a similar situation arose regarding other aircraft types and other manufacturers. Any evidence or photos of any such aircraft would always be most welcome.

If you have any knowledge of the history of any of these War Bond or donated planes or can add new or better photos or further examples please share with me so that they can be recorded and put back into the history books. Photos of the named planes and of any naming ceremonies are of particular interest.


NameSerial #TypeUnit
A.B. Davis High School, Mt Vernon
???
42-50428B-24J464th Bomb Group, 778th SquadronA.B. Davis High School, Mt Vernon
Amarillo
Employees of North American Aviation Co (Sep 1943) to be part of the
P-51Amarillo
American Serbian
???
B-17GAmerican Serbian
American Syrian Lebanese Of W. VA.
Members of the American Syrian Club of West Virginia
B-25American Syrian Lebanese Of W. VA.
Andrew County, MO
Citizens of Andrew County, Missouri, June 1943
P-47 or P-40Andrew County, MO
Angel Of Mercy
Students of Parkman School, Detroit. Michigan
42-99637L-5B1st Air CommandoAngel Of Mercy
Angel Of Mercy
Students of Greusel Intermediate School, Detroit, Michigan
42-99640L-51st Air CommandoAngel Of Mercy
Angel Of Mercy
Students of Robert Burns Elementary School, Detroit. Michigan
L-5Angel Of Mercy
Athens Golden Eagle
Citizens of Athens, Alabama
P-51UnknownAthens Golden Eagle
The Avenger Phelps Co., MO
Citizens of Phelps County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51The Avenger Phelps Co., MO
The Bataan
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
B-17The Bataan
The Bengal Lancer
Students of Bloomfield High School, New Jersey
44-15134P-51339th Fighter Group, 503rd SquadronThe Bengal Lancer
Big Boy
1000th plane through Bechtel-McCone-Parsons Corp modification plant (10 Jan 1944) Dedicated to Max Birkenfeld who sold $350,000 of War Bonds in 1943
B-24Big Boy
Billy Cely
Beaumont, Texas in honor of 94BG pilot Bill Cely
B-17Billy Cely
Bomberlin
Federal employees of Cleveland
B-17FBomberlin
Borough Of Hellerton
Citizens of Hellerton Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
42-8301P-47UnknownBorough Of Hellerton
Brass City Kitty
Citizens of Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut August 1943 War Bond Drive
B-17GBrass City Kitty
Bring Em Back Alive
Students of Highland Park Jr High School, Detroit, Michigan
L-5Bring Em Back Alive
Butler County, Iowa
United Service Women's War Bond Campaign "Sacrifice Week", Butler County, Iowa (Nov 1942)
B-17 or B-24Butler County, Iowa
Byron J Rivett
Students of Northwestern High School, Detroit, Michigan
L-5Byron J Rivett
Camden Co., MO
P40 or P47 or P51Camden Co., MO
Cameron County
Citizens of Cameron County, Texas (June 1942)
B-17Cameron County
Carroll County (Iowa) Legion Bomber
Members of Post #7 American Legion and Posts of Manning, Coon Rapids and Glidden (nov 1942)
B-25Carroll County (Iowa) Legion Bomber
Carroll County, Iowa
Carroll County American Legion Post (Dec 1942)
B-17 or B-24Carroll County, Iowa
Cass Co., MO “Demon”
B24 or B17Cass Co., MO “Demon”
Cass Co., MO “Raider”
B24 or B17Cass Co., MO “Raider”
The Challenger Phelps Co., MO
Citizens of Phelps County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51The Challenger Phelps Co., MO
Cherryot
Citizens of Grand Treaverse County, Michigan (14th June 1943)
B-24Cherryot
Chester, Upper Darby
Delaware County (Nov 1942)
B-17 or B-24Chester, Upper Darby
City of Aberdeen South Dakota
42-8149P-47D-2-RECity of Aberdeen South Dakota
City Of Alton, Illinois
Citizens of Alton (May 1943)
B17 or B24City Of Alton, Illinois
City Of Amarillo
Citizens of Amarillo (named on 2nd March 1942)
B-17FCity Of Amarillo
City Of Beaumont
Citizens of Beaumont (May 1942)
B17 or B24City Of Beaumont
City Of Burlingame
Citizens of Burlingame, California
B17 or B24City Of Burlingame
City of Carthage, MO
B24 or B27 or B29City of Carthage, MO
City Of Centralia, Illinois
Citizens of Centralia
B-17FCity Of Centralia, Illinois
City Of Chester
Citizens of Chester (Dec 1942)
B-17City Of Chester
City Of Clovis, Nm
Citizens of Clovis, New Mexico
P-51City Of Clovis, Nm
City Of Corsicana
Citizens of Corsicana (Jan 1944
B-17City Of Corsicana
City Of Danville, Va
Citizens of Danville, Virginia (christened with bottle of Dan River water)(Nov 1942)
B-17FCity Of Danville, Va
City Of Fort Worth
Citizens of Fort Worth
41-11588B-24D-CFUnknownCity Of Fort Worth
City Of Healdsburg California
Citizens of Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California
42-8460P47DCity Of Healdsburg California
City Of Lima
Citizens of Lima, Ohio (August 1943)Buy-a-Bomber Campaign
B-17GCity Of Lima
City Of Mooseheart
Supreme Moose Lodge (Loyal Order of Moose) (Sep 1943)
B17 or B24City Of Mooseheart
City Of Neches
Citizens of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Neches (May 1942)
B17 or B24City Of Neches
City of Port Arthur
B24DCity of Port Arthur
City of Port Neches
B-24DCity of Port Neches
City Of Reno
Citizens of Reno
B-25City Of Reno
City Of Roswell
Citizens of Roswell, New Mexico
P-51City Of Roswell
City Of Ruston
"Women at Work Week" Ruston (Nov 1942)
B-17City Of Ruston
City of Sherman
B-24DCity of Sherman
City of Springfield
P-47UnknownCity of Springfield
City Of Toledo
"Bomber for MacArthur Campaign" Toledo (July 1942)
B17 or B24City Of Toledo
City Of Troy
"Buy-a-Bomber Campaign" Troy, NY (Apr-May 1943)
B17 or B24City Of Troy
City Of Waco
Citizens of Waco, Texas
B-24City Of Waco
City of Webb City, MO
Citizens of Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17 or B29City of Webb City, MO
City Of Wyandotte
Citizens of Wyandotte. Michigan
B-24City Of Wyandotte
Cleveland Mercy Ship
Citizens of Tarrant County, Texas
42-99621L-51st Air CommandoCleveland Mercy Ship
Clinton Co., MO
Citizens of Clinton County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17Clinton Co., MO
The Comet
Students of Hackensack High Achool, New Jersey
44-13471P-51339th Fighter Group, 505th SquadronThe Comet
Comfort of St Clair Co., MO
Citizens of St Clair County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
L5 or C47 Hospital a/cComfort of St Clair Co., MO
Corpus Christi
Employees of North American Aviation Co (Spt 1943) to be part of
P-51Corpus Christi
County of Jefferson
B-24DCounty of Jefferson
County Of Tarrant
Citizens of Tarrant County, Texas
B-24DCounty Of Tarrant
Coyote
Phoenix Union High School (May 1944)
B17 or B24Coyote
Croatian Fraternal Union
Members of the Croatian Fraternal Union
B17 or B24Croatian Fraternal Union
Dade Co., MO
Citizens of Dade County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51Dade Co., MO
Dawson County Nebraska
Citizens of Dawson County Nebraska
42-7963P-4778th Fighter Group, 83rd SquadronDawson County Nebraska
De Kalb County, MO
Citizens of De Kalb County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
L5 or C47 Hospital a/cDe Kalb County, MO
Detroit Chapter Of Hadassan
Donated by members of a women's organisation in Detroit, Michigan
B-25Detroit Chapter Of Hadassan
Ellwood Avenger
42-103644P-51UnknownEllwood Avenger
Florida Schools Amatilla
Citizens & pupils of Florida Schools (Aug 43) Note: Umatilla is in Florida, but Amatilla is in Nicaragua!! A mis-spelling perhaps??
42-26661P-47353rd Fighter Group, 352nd SquadronFlorida Schools Amatilla
Franklin County Mississippi
Citizens of Franklin County, Mississippi, War Bond Dribe 1943
B-17FFranklin County Mississippi
Freedonian Fireman
Citizens of Freedonia, Ohio
P-47Freedonian Fireman
Gage County Sod Buster
Citizens of Gage County (July 1943)
B17 or B24Gage County Sod Buster
General Federation of Woman's Clubs
One of possibly 430 airplanes purchased through the GFWC war bonds
B-17FUnknownGeneral Federation of Woman's Clubs
Gun City Gal
Citizens of Watervliet (3rd War Loan)(Feb 1944)
B-25Gun City Gal
Ha-Da-Ska
Oklahoma Ottawa County 4-H Clubs (Sep 1943) Quapaw Indian for "White Eagle"
B17 or B24Ha-Da-Ska
Hadassah of Dubuque
Jewish citizens of Dubuque, Iowa (April 1943)
B-25Hadassah of Dubuque
Headin Home
Donated by employees of Chrysler Corporation
42-99619L-5Headin Home
Hewlett-Woodmere, Long Island
Donated by citizens of Hewlett-Woodmere, Long Island, NY
41-7938P-47D-15-RE56th Fighter Group, 62nd Fighter SquadronHewlett-Woodmere, Long Island
Hidalgo, Texas
Citizens of Hidalgo County, Texas (July 1942)
B-17FHidalgo, Texas
High Flyer
Students of University High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
??-4169L-5390th Bomb Group, 571st SquadronHigh Flyer
Hollandale Scottie
Members of Farm Bureau Federation of Greenville, Mississippi in honour of Maj Edward W Scott from Hollandale, who served with 9BG, 6BG, 43BG and finally CO of 90BG during WW2
B-17FHollandale Scottie
Howard County Missouri “Warhawk”
Citizens of Howard County, Missouri(26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B2Howard County Missouri “Warhawk”
Idaloo County, Texas
Citizens of Idalou County, Texas
B-17FIdaloo County, Texas
IOOF of Texas
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Texas, Aug 1942
B-17FIOOF of Texas
Jackson County, Michigan. Fighter
Citizens of Jackson County, Michigan
42-7877P-4756th Fighter Group, 61st SquadronJackson County, Michigan. Fighter
Jasper County Missouri
Citizens of Jasper County ("E" series bonds)(Aug 1943)
B-17FJasper County Missouri
Jefferson County
Citizens of Beaumont (May 1942)
B17 or B24Jefferson County
Joplimo
Citizens of Joplin,Jasper County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17Joplimo
Joplin Jalopy
Citizens of Joplin,Jasper County, Missouri
42-50535B-24Joplin Jalopy
The Joplin School District
Citizens & pupils of Joplin,Jasper County, Missouri (Aug 43) Raised enough for 75 jeeps as well!
P-51The Joplin School District
Junior Aircraft Warning Observer
Woman's Club of Panama City 3rd War Loan Drive (Oct 1943)
B17 or B24Junior Aircraft Warning Observer
Kemper Kounty Killer
Members of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Kemper County, 1943
B-17FKemper Kounty Killer
Knox-Co-Mo
Citizens of Knox County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B26UnknownKnox-Co-Mo
Lafayette County Mississippi
Members of Lafayette Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 1943
B-17FLafayette County Mississippi
Lane Tech of Chicago
$300,000 War Bond purchase by students and staff of Lane Tech High School, Chicago
42-39856B-17G-1-VE96th Bomb Group, 337th Bomb SquadronLane Tech of Chicago
Learavian
Employees of Lear Avia Inc, Piqua, christend by Lear Avia Bond Queen in Detroit (Sep 1943)
B24-FOLearavian
Lewis County Highclimber
Citizens of Lewis County, Washington (Sep 1942) In honour of Pacific NW loggers
B-17FLewis County Highclimber
Life Saver St Charles, MO
Citizens of St Charles County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
L5 or C47 Hospital a/cLife Saver St Charles, MO
Lodi District Avenger
Citizens of Lodi, San Joaquin County, California (Apr 1943)
B-25Lodi District Avenger
Lone Star Rebekah of Texas
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Texas, Aug 1942
B-17FLone Star Rebekah of Texas
Loyalty
Members of the Loyalty Committee (Refugees from Nazis)christened at LaGuardia Field (April 1943)
P40Loyalty
Lubbock County Federation, Gfwc
Lubbock City Federation (General Federation of Women's Clubs)(4th War Loan)(July 1944)
P-51Lubbock County Federation, Gfwc
Macon County, Missouri
Citizens of Macon County, Missouri (June 1943)
B25 or B26Macon County, Missouri
Manistee
41-28870B-24H-15-DT489th Bomb Group, 847th Bomb SquadronManistee
Marion Co., MO
Citizens of Marion County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B2Marion Co., MO
Mcdonald County, Missouri
Citizens of McDonald County, Missouri (June 1943)
P-47 or P-40Mcdonald County, Missouri
Mckinley Jr High
Students of McKinley Junior High School, Muncie, Indiana (April 1943)
43-27656B-25340th Bomb Group, 477th Bomb SquadronMckinley Jr High
Mercer County, MO
Citizens of Mercer County, West Virginia (April 1943)
P-47 or P-40Mercer County, MO
Mercer Mountaineer
Citizens of Mercer County, West Virginia (April 1943)
B-24Mercer Mountaineer
Meridian Mauler
Members of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 1943
B-17FMeridian Mauler
Miss Brazoria County, Texas
Citizens of Brazoria County, Texas (Nov 1942)
B-17FMiss Brazoria County, Texas
Miss Dallas Co., MO
Citizens of Dallas County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51Miss Dallas Co., MO
Miss Gaston
Gaston County Women's Division, Gastonia, North Carolina (April 1943)
B17 or B24Miss Gaston
Miss Killeen
Citizens of Killeen, Bell County, Texas (4th War Loan) christened by Mrs della Gray (Feb 1944)
B-25Miss Killeen
Morton School - West Lafayette, IN
War Bond Drive organised by Morton School, West Lafayette, Indiana
TrainerMorton School - West Lafayette, IN
Neosho County, Missouri
Citizens of Neosho, Missouri, June 1943
B-24 or B-17Neosho County, Missouri
Nodaway County, Missouri
Citizens of Maryville Business & Professional Women's Club, Maryville, Missouri (March 1943)
B-25Nodaway County, Missouri
Northern Queen
Christened to honour 9000 War Bond buyers of Montana, Minnesota, N Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa (Jan 1944)
42-39801B-17G-1-VE94th Bomb Group, 333rd Bomb SquadronNorthern Queen
Oakland County Michigan
B-24Oakland County Michigan
Oregon's Britannia
42-26413P-4756th Fighter Group, 63rd SquadronOregon's Britannia
Ozark Hell
Citizens of Ozark, Christian County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17Ozark Hell
Panama City Woman's Club
Federation of Woman's Clubs, Panama City
B-17GPanama City Woman's Club
Paul Bunyan
Susanville Elks Lodge No. 1487 Buy-a-Bomber Campaign (August 1943)
B-25Paul Bunyan
Peerless Clipper
Employees of Peerless Woollen Mills, Chattanooga War Bond Drive)
42-29216B-24449th Bomb Group, 717th Bomb SquadronPeerless Clipper
Peerless Clipper II
Employees of Peerless Woollen Mills, Chattanooga War Bond Drive)
42-64354B-24449th Bomb Group, 716th Bomb SquadronPeerless Clipper II
Phelps Co., MO “Wildcat”
Citizens of Camden County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51Phelps Co., MO “Wildcat”
Phelps County, Missouri
Citizens of Phelps, Missouri, June 1943 (26 Aug 43)
B-24 or B-17Phelps County, Missouri
Phoenix Lioness
Members of Phoenix Lioness Club (4th War Loan Drive)(Feb 1944)
P47 or P51Phoenix Lioness
Piqua Bondolear
Citizens of Pique, Ohio
B24 ???450th Bomb Group, 720th Bomb SquadronPiqua Bondolear
Plover Iowa Tiger
P-51Plover  Iowa Tiger
Plover Iowa Tiger
P-51Plover Iowa Tiger
Plum Brook Trojanair (The)
Employees of Trojan Powder Co, Sandusky, Ohio (Apr 1943)
B-17FPlum Brook Trojanair (The)
Polish Yankee Spirit
Polish community of Franklin County, Massachusetts
B-24DPolish Yankee Spirit
The Pride of Adair Co., MO
Citizens of Adair County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17The Pride of Adair Co., MO
The Pride of Dunklin Co., MO
Citizens of Dunklin County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17The Pride of Dunklin Co., MO
Pride Of Jasper County
Members of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 1943
B-17FPride Of Jasper County
The Pride of Laclede Co., MO
Citizens of Laclede County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B26The Pride of Laclede Co., MO
Pride Of Madison County, MO
Citizens of Madison County, Missouri, June 1943
P47 or P40Pride Of Madison County, MO
Pride of McDonald Co., MO
Citizens of McDonald County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B2Pride of McDonald Co., MO
The Pride of Osage Co., MO
Citizens of Osage County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51The Pride of Osage Co., MO
Pride of Ozark Co., MO
Citizens of Ozark County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51Pride of Ozark Co., MO
The Pride of Scotland Co., MO
Citizens of Scotland County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B26The Pride of Scotland Co., MO
The Pride of Sullivan Co., MO
Citizens of Sullivan County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
P40 or P47 or P51The Pride of Sullivan Co., MO
Pride Of Twin Falls County
Citizens of Twin Falls, Idaho
B-17Pride Of Twin Falls County
Pride Of Watervliet
Citizens of Watervliet (3rd War Loan)
B-25Pride Of Watervliet
Racer 4
Employees of Republic Aviation Corporation
P-47Racer 4
Redondo Beach - California
Citizens of Redondo Beach, California
42-7880P-4756th Fighter Group, 61st SquadronRedondo Beach - California
Richland County, Ohio
Citizens of Women's Division of Richland County War Loan Drive (April 1943)
P-47Richland County, Ohio
Rodef Shalom Congregation
Members of Rodef Shalom Sisterhood and B'nai B'rith congregation collected $47,750 in the 5th War Bond Campaign
UnknownRodef Shalom Congregation
Rough Rider
44-14747P-51D-10-NA364th Fighter Group, 383rd Fighter SquadronRough Rider
Round Trip
1200 employees of Overland Greyhound Bus Line, christened by Pvt Edward J Lund
B-25Round Trip
San Jose Hi-School
Students of San Jose High School, California (1943 War Bond Drive)
41-30609B-25D-20-NCUnknownSan Jose Hi-School
Scarsdale Avenger
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY
P-47DScarsdale Avenger
Scarsdale Battler
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY
P-47DScarsdale Battler
Scarsdale Comet
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY (1942 War Bond)
44-19791P-47D-28-RE365th Fighter GroupScarsdale Comet
Scarsdale Hobo
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY (1944 War Bond)
44-19856P-47D-28-RE406th GroupScarsdale Hobo
Scarsdale Legionnaire
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY (1942 War Bond)
42-8390P-47D-2-RE353rd Fighter Group, 352nd SquadronScarsdale Legionnaire
Scarsdale Scorpion
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY
P-47DScarsdale Scorpion
Scarsdale Scout
Citizens of Scarsdale, NY (1944 War Bond)
44-19868P-47D-28-RE56th Fighter Group, 63rd SquadronScarsdale Scout
Short Stuff
War Bond aircraft #44
42-26429P-4727th Fighter Group, 522nd SquadronShort Stuff
Sikeston Bulldog
Sikeston schools, Missouri
P-51Sikeston Bulldog
Sons Of America
Order of Sons of America Lodges in Adam County, Gettysburg, New Oxford and Littlestown, Pennsylvania
B-17Sons Of America
Spirit Of 4-H Club Work
"Buy-a-Bomber Campaign" by Ohio's 4-H (Youth Development) Clubs (Sep 1942)
B17 or B24Spirit Of 4-H Club Work
Spirit Of Allen County
Citizens of Allen County, Ohio (August 1943) Buy-a-Bomber Campaign
B-17GSpirit Of Allen County
Spirit Of Athens
Citizens of Athens
B-25Spirit Of Athens
Spirit Of Atlantic City NJ
Citizens of Atlantic City, New Jersey
42-8487P-4756th Fighter Group, 63rd SquadronSpirit Of Atlantic City NJ
Spirit Of Bataan
Bataan Relief Organisation, christened at Kirkland Field AAB, Albuquerque, NM on 18th July 1943 (Albuquerque lost 400 of its men at Bataan)
B-17Spirit Of Bataan
Spirit Of Beale Street
Citizens of Memphis, TN
B-24Spirit Of Beale Street
Spirit Of Bellflower, California
Citizens of Bellflower, California
42-7979P-4756th Fighter Group, 62nd Fighter SquadronSpirit Of Bellflower, California
Spirit Of Beverly Hills Schools
Beverly Hills Schools "Buy-a-Bomber Campaign"
B-24Spirit Of Beverly Hills Schools
Spirit Of Bloomfield
Bloomfield New Jersey schools War Bond collection
B-17F401st Bomb GroupSpirit Of Bloomfield
Spirit Of Brazoria County, Texas
Citizens of Brazoria County, Texas (Nov 1942)
B-17 or B-24Spirit Of Brazoria County, Texas
Spirit of Clark Co., MO
Citizens of Clark County, Missouri
P40 or P47 or P51Spirit of Clark Co., MO
Spirit Of Cleveland
Christened at Cleveland airport 4th July 1942 by Mrs F J Lausche
B-17Spirit Of Cleveland
Spirit Of Coahoma County
Members of Coahoma County Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 1943
B-17FSpirit Of Coahoma County
The Spirit of Cole Co., MO
Citizens of Cole County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
B24 or B17The Spirit of Cole Co., MO
Spirit Of Columbus, Miss
Citizens of Columbus, Mississippi
B-17GSpirit Of Columbus, Miss
Spirit Of Cooley High School, Detroit
Students of Detroit Schools, Michigan
B-24Spirit Of Cooley High School, Detroit
Spirit Of Crawford County
Citizens of Crawford County
42-26316P-4756th Fighter Group, 63rd SquadronSpirit Of Crawford County
The Spirit of Daviess Co., MO
Citizens of Daviess County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B26The Spirit of Daviess Co., MO
Spirit Of Elks, Binghampton NY
Citizens of Binghampton NY
42-10364P-51CSpirit Of Elks, Binghampton NY
Spirit Of Falmouth
Citizens of Falmouth, Massachutsetts in their 3rd War Loan Drive, 1943
B-17FSpirit Of Falmouth
Spirit Of Franklin County, Missouri
Citizens of Franklin County (Nov 1943)
B-17F ???Spirit Of Franklin County, Missouri
Spirit of Frostproof, Florida
B-25UnknownSpirit of Frostproof, Florida
Spirit Of Hollywood
B-24461st Bomb Group, 766th Bomb SquadronSpirit Of Hollywood
Spirit Of Illinois
42-51553B-24449th Bomb Group, 716th Bomb SquadronSpirit Of Illinois
Spirit Of Jackson Heights - Queens County
Citizens of Queens County, New York
B-24UnknownSpirit Of Jackson Heights - Queens County
Spirit Of Jakes Associates
Employees of Jakes Associates (?)
42-10030B-24Spirit Of Jakes Associates
Spirit Of Limestone County, Alabama
Citizens of Limestone County, Alabama
B-25Spirit Of Limestone County, Alabama
The Spirit of Livingston Co., MO
Citizens of Livingston County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B26The Spirit of Livingston Co., MO
Spirit Of Los Angeles City College
Citizens of Los Angeles
42-8699P-47352nd Fighter Group, 486th SquadronSpirit Of Los Angeles City College
Spirit Of Massillon's High School
Massillion High School, Ohio, "Buy-a-Bomber Campaign" christened in February 1943
B-24Spirit Of Massillon's High School
Spirit Of Milwaukee County
Citizens of Milwaukee, Michigan
42-10359P-51C325th Fighter GroupSpirit Of Milwaukee County
Spirit Of Milwaukee County
Citizens of Milwaukee County
42-74987P-47325th Fighter Group, 418th SquadronSpirit Of Milwaukee County
Spirit Of Moniteau County (The)
Citizens of Moniteau County
P-51Spirit Of Moniteau County (The)
Spirit Of Montesano
Citizens of Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington Dedicated by Maj R H Fleet, founder of Consolidated Aircraft
B-24UnknownSpirit Of Montesano
Spirit Of Mt Sinai, Detroit
B-24Spirit Of Mt Sinai, Detroit
The Spirit of Osage Co., MO
Citizens of Osage County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B26The Spirit of Osage Co., MO
Spirit Of Panama City
Students of Panama City Grammar School & Cove Grammar School (Feb 1943)
B-25Spirit Of Panama City
Spirit Of Panama City, Florida
Students of Cove & Panama Grammar Schools (Jan 43)
B-25Spirit Of Panama City, Florida
Spirit Of Plainfield, NJ
Citizens of Plainfield, New Jersey
42-51763B-24449th Bomb Group, 719th Bomb SquadronSpirit Of Plainfield, NJ
Spirit Of Pocohontas
Citizens of Pocohontas County, Iowa (Nov 1942)
B-24DSpirit Of Pocohontas
Spirit Of Randolph County
Citizens of Randolph County, Moberly, Missouri ("E" series Bonds)(May 1943)
B-25Spirit Of Randolph County
Spirit Of Richmond, Mich
Citizens of Richmond, Michigan
P-51B ???UnknownSpirit Of Richmond, Mich
Spirit Of Sikeston
Students of Sikeston schools, Missouri
P-51Spirit Of Sikeston
Spirit Of South Carolina Pilots Club
Members of South Carolina Pilots Clubs
B-17FSpirit Of South Carolina Pilots Club
Spirit Of South High Grand Rapids, Mich
Students of South High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan.Christened on 6th Apr 1943 at Kent County airport
42-29577B-17F-60-BOUSA B-17F Training AircraftSpirit Of South High Grand Rapids, Mich
Spirit Of Sparks
Citizens of Spark, Nevada
43-27671B25310th Bomb GroupSpirit Of Sparks
Spirit Of St Germain
Inmates of Norfolk State Prison Colony, 1943, collected $7187 in remembrance of the "Prison Martyr" Arthur St Germain who died during a US Navy medical trial of a blood substitute
Unknown fighter Spirit Of St Germain
Spirit Of Ste. Genevieve County
Citizens of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, June 1943
P-47 or P-40Spirit Of Ste. Genevieve County
Spirit Of Taft High School
Citizens of West Side (April 1943)
B-25Spirit Of Taft High School
Spirit Of Tech High, Indianapolis
Students of Tech High, Indianapolis
P51DSpirit Of Tech High, Indianapolis
Spirit Of The Union Pacific
Employees of Union Pacific Railways
42-30826B-17F-120-BO390th Bomb Group, 571st SquadronSpirit Of The Union Pacific
Spirit of Umtilla
Citizens of Umtilla County, Oregon in June 1944
B-17FSpirit of Umtilla
Spirit Of Universal Studios
Employees of Universal Studios Corp
P51ASpirit Of Universal Studios
Spirit Of West Tech
West Technical High School, Cleveland (1944)
B-24Spirit Of West Tech
Spirit Of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Citizens of Ypsilanti, Michigan
B-24Spirit Of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Springfield Armory No1
Employees of the Springfield Armory (1944)
44-8158B-17GUnknownSpringfield Armory No1
St Joseph's Challenger
Citizens of St Joseph, Missouri
P-51St Joseph's Challenger
Sunshine City
Florida War Savings Committee (May 1943)
B-24DUnknownSunshine City
Swarthmore
Citizens of the Quaker village of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (Dec 1942)
B25 or B17 or B2Swarthmore
Tate County Liberator Mississippi
Members of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Tate County, 1943
B-17FTate County Liberator Mississippi
Taylor County Iowa (The)
Citizens of Taylor County, Iowa (Dec 1942)
P-51Taylor County Iowa (The)
Texas Beauticians (The)
Members of the Texas State Board of Beauticians (August 1943)
B-25Texas Beauticians (The)
Texas County, Missouri
Citizens of Texas County, Missouri, June 1943
P47 or P40Texas County, Missouri
Texas Federation Of Women's Clubs
Members of the Texas Federation of Women's Clibs (4th War Loan Drive)(Jun 1944)
B-25Texas Federation Of Women's Clubs
Thunder Bay
Citizens of Alpena, Michigan
42-7623B-24-2-FO449th Bomb Group, 717th Bomb SquadronThunder Bay
Thunder Bay "Babe" II
Citizens of Alpena, Michigan
B-24Thunder Bay
The Tulsamerican
Employees of Douglas Aircraft Co
42-51430B-24J-10-DT461st Bomb Group, 765th Bomb SquadronThe Tulsamerican
Two Ton Tessie 
Citizens of Nashville, Tennessee
42-52117B-24H-10-FO449th Bomb Group, 719th Bomb SquadronTwo Ton Tessie 
Unknown
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Texas and the Rebekahs of Texas(Sep 1942)
B17 or B24UnknownUnknown
WAC West Point - Des Moines
Citizens of Des Moines, April 1943
B-17FWAC West Point - Des Moines
Waco
Employees of North American Aviation Co, September 1943
P-51Waco
War Bond Plane #21
Employees of Republic Aviation Corporation
42-25771P-47353rd Fighter Group, 352nd SquadronWar Bond Plane #21
War Bond Plane #32
Employees of Republic Aviation Corporation
42-26088P-47342nd Fighter Group, 33rd SquadronWar Bond Plane #32
The Waukegan Flash
Citizens of Waukegan, Illinois (1943)
B-24UnknownThe Waukegan Flash
The Wayne Wings
Members of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 1943
B-17FThe Wayne Wings
Webster Co, MO
Citizens of Webster County, Missouri (26 Aug 43)
A20 or B25 or B2Webster Co, MO
Wichita Falls
Employees of North American Aviation Co, September 1943
42-10364P-51CWichita Falls
Women Of Birmingham Alabama
Women of Birmingham, Alabama
P-47 ??56th Fighter Group, 62nd Fighter SquadronWomen Of Birmingham Alabama
Yahooskin
War Bond Drive a/c
P-51CYahooskin


Information Update for Readers of
"Plane Names & Fancy Noses - 91st Bomb Group (Heavy)"


© Ray Bowden 26 April 2017