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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "$5 With Breakfast" by Master Sergeant Jay D Cowan of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '$5 & Breakfast [sic] B17 Eye.'

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 nicknamed "$5 With Breakfast" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '$5 & Breakfast [sic] B17 Eye.'

Connections

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    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...

People

  • 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

  • Robert Showalter

    Military | Corporal | Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Gunner
    31 combat missions over Germany, Ball turret gunner on B-17 'Flying Fortress' also participated in 1 food drom (chowhound) mission over Holland at close of WWII. Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusterlstrs Member of Leland crew

Aircraft

  • 43-38728

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45. £5 WITH...

Locations

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2018 19:42:44 RayWells Changes to person associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
30 January 2016 20:07:47 Bluejay89 Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

http://usaaf-noseart.co.uk/artist.php?artist=cowan#.Vq0UbqSkQ9I

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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