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Corporal Phillip S Brinkman of the 486th Bomb Group painted the nose art of a B-24 Liberator 42-52693 "Aries" of 857th BS, 492nd BG, 8th AF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 857th Bomb Squadron


  • Phillip Brinkman

    Military | Corporal | Draftsman
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF as 'Draftsman' as the aircorp had no definition for an artist !! Notable nose art artist. Bio: -


  • 42-52693 'Aries'

    B-24 Liberator
    After leaving 486th BG in July 1944, was put in storage at a depot and not received by 492nd BG at Harrington until between 7 & 23 Dec 44. Never flew in 492nd BG as a Carpetbagger. It remained a bomber (even after being painted black) and flew on all...


Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 20:57:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations