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

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-6893) nicknamed "Looky Looky" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Looky Looky.'



  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...


  • Jay Cowan

    Military | Master Sergeant | 490th Ground Crew Leader
    Jay Dee Cowan was born on October 11, 1919 in Loredo, Texas. ...

  • Arnold Delmonico

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Photographic Officer


  • 44-6893

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 7/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 18/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45. LOOKY LOOKY.


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2018 14:24:27 RayWells Changes to person associations

Jay Cowan's Grandson

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:48 AAM AAM ingest

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