Army Air Force Stickers
Transferred to III Fighter Command in June 1943, began training for deployment to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) as a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber squadron. Deployed to England in April 1944 as part of IX Fighter Command. Initial missions included strafing and dive-bombing armored vehicles, trains, bridges, buildings, factories, troop concentrations, gun emplacements, airfields, and other targets in preparation for the invasion of Normandy. The squadron also flew some escort missions with Eighth Air Force Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator strategic bombers. On D-Day the squadron patrolled the air over the landing zones and by flying close-support and interdiction missions. Moved to its Advanced Landing Ground at Brucheville, France (A-16) in July, then eastward as ground forces advanced on the continent. Operations supported the breakthrough at Saint-Lô in July and the thrust of U.S. Third Army toward Germany in August and September as part of the 303d Fighter Wing, XIX Tactical Air Command. In October, the squadron moved into Belgium to support U.S. Ninth Army. Participated in the Battle of the Bulge during December 1944 and January 1945 by flying armed reconnaissance and close-support missions. Aided U.S. First Army's push across the Roer River in February 1945. Supported operations at the Remagen bridgehead and during the airborne assault across the Rhine in March. By V-E Day, the squadron was based at Kassel/Rothwesten airfield, Germany (ALG R-12), where it remained until February 1946 as part of the United States Air Forces in Europe Army of Occupation. In February, the unit was transferred, without personnel or equipment to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C where it was inactivated as a paper unit.
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New from Dietz Dolls Pinup Photography, the first in a series of 1940s Nose Art style pinups! Harking back to the days of the US Army Air Force during World War 2 when pinups adorned the nose of fighter and bomber aircraft, this design captures a fictional nose of what have actually been during the war. This design features Kayla ontop of a typical WW2 bomb carried by many bombers during the war. This started out as two photographs of a model and the bomb in a studio which were then put through various proprietary techniques to achieve a 1940s pinup art look.
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Another entry into the 'Aviation Pinup Series' featuring each branch of the US Military... featuring model Kayla, the Army Air Force, and the often overlooked bomber of WW2... the Consolidated B-24 Liberator! First flown in 1939, this four engine bomber was the most produced bomber and multi-engine aircraft in history with over 19,000 aircraft built... over 6,300 more than the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-24 was used in many different roles ranging from a strategic bomber, electronic warfare, transports, martime patrol, and much more. Military brass tended to prefer the B-24 for its versatility over the B-17, however the crews preferred the B-17. The B-24 was rapidly retired from service following WW2 because of the more modern B-29 Superfortress bombers. The B-24J (as pictured in this pinup) carried a crew of 11 and could fly a max speed of 290mph with a range of 2,100 miles. It was loaded with 10 .50 Cal machine guns in different positions and had a retractable ball turret on the belly which would also be released it necessary. This pinup is part of a new 'simple' type of aviation pinup that I'll be doing more of in the coming months using Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft ranging from fighters to transports to bombers. Each will feature a pinup with an aircraft and the matching US insignia for that aircraft as we go through each branch of the service honoring the pilots and aircraft of WW2. The background will also be themed to the aircraft's color schemes during the war.
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New from Dietz Dolls Pinup Photography, the first in a series of 1940s Nose Art style pinups! Harking back to the days of the US Army Air Force during World War 2 when pinups adorned the nose of fighter and bomber aircraft, this design captures a fictional nose of what have actually been during the war. This design features Crystal and a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. This started out as two photographs of a model in a studio and the aircraft actually flying which were then put through various proprietary techniques to achieve a 1940s pinup art look.
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A collaboration with Nicholas Ginty aka Gintron
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The 61st Fighter Squadron was constituted as the 61st Pursuit Squadron as part of the 56th Pursuit Group at Savannah, Georgia, on 15 January 1941. The squadron immediately began training for its wartime missions under III Fighter Command, rapidly transitioning through the Seversky P-35, Curtiss P-36 Hawk, Bell P-39 Airacobra and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft. On 7 December 1941, the 61st stepped up to defend the Southeastern United States from anticipated enemy air attack while it converted to the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft and prepared to deploy overseas. In November 1942, P-47 Thunderbolt dive test pilots achieved 725 mph, faster than the speed of sound. The 61st Fighter Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 56th Operations Group, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. It operates the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, conducting Instructor Pilot training. The 61st, known as the 'Top Dogs', fly F-35A aircraft, to train instructor pilots and initial qualification pilots for Air Combat Command assignments.
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