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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Corporal Phillip S Brinkman of the 486th Bomb Group paints the nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52693) nicknamed "Aries ?".

Connections

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

People

  • 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: - http://www.philbrinkman.com/phil-brinkman-biography.htm

Aircraft

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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