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Aerial Nose Art



 

Not all of Robert Merchantís nose art photos were taken on the ground. Several of his photos, shown here, have accompanying images taken in flight as well.






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The B-24 liberator, Little Beaver.
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The B-24 Liberator Moby Dick and four other B-24ís fly in formation above the clouds.>
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The tail fins of the B-24 Liberators flown by the 90th Bomb Group (the Jolly Rogers) all sport the skull-and-crossed-bombs insignia.
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Moby Dick. The small bombs drawn onto the plane signify the number of missions the crew of Moby Dick had flown. The images of the two planes indicate a specific type of aircraft Moby Dick had shot down, and the three ships refer to specific Japanese ships the Moby Dick had destroyed.
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An aerial shot of a B-24 Liberator with shark teeth nose art similar to that of Moby Dick.
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The B-24 Liberator Moby Dick and four other B-24ís fly in formation above the clouds.
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This shows the two war planes, Moby Dick and Moby Dick Jr. on the ground. According to an uncredited source, both planes were part of the 320th Squadron, Whale Tale.
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The B-24 Liberator, The Dude flying above the clouds.
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This shows the B-24 liberator, The Dude with a close up of its nose art.

   


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Robert Merchant online exhibit designed and created by Amanda Lewis, MLIS graduate student-UMCA/UNO.
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