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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.

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 D. Cowan was born in 1919 in Dallas Texas. He graduated Dallas Technical High School in 1937. He was in the National Honor Society and Commercial Art Department. He attended Texas A&M in 1941. He started as a Private in the Medical Administration...

  • 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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