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Artwork on the nose section of military aircraft, or nose art, was popular during World War II on B-17s and other warbirds.

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HISTORY CORNER: World War II’s incredible flying fortress
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HISTORY CORNER: World War II’s incredible flying fortress

Luftwaffe fighter escorts wounded B-17 bomber

The American bomber was so badly shot up, it was a sitting duck for the German Messerschmidt 109 fighter plane.