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

Private First Class Emma Utter of the Women's Army Corps paints the nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-50505) nicknamed "Pallas Athene- The GI Jane" of the 392nd Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 12 Feb 1944.' [stamp] and '304562.' [Censor no.] Printed caption attached to the reverse: '"G.I. Jane" Liberator bamed by WAC. 'Photo shows: P.F.C. Emma Utter , WAC, of Sogola, Michigan, watched by the ground crew of the Liberator "G.I. Jane" puts the finishing touches to the WAC insignia of the bomber. Gai February 12th, 1944 PW.'[caption]. ' LC..8' [ written annotation]. 'Passed for publication Feb 1944'[stamp]. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' 2AD HQs WAC helps name 392 BG B-24 honouring WACS Emma Utter. Headline of press story: '"GI JANE" LIBERATOR NAMED BY BY WAC.'



  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • Women's Army Corps


  • Hilda Berry Sanford

    Military | Major | Women's Army Corps
    Hilda Berry served in the Women's Army Corps in England, assigned to the 2nd Air Division Headquarters. ...

  • Emma Utter

    Military | Private First Class | Women's Army Corps
    Emma Utter served with the 2nd Air Division HQ in England. In February 1944, she was part of the WAC unit who christened a B-24 'Pallas Athene'. Emma put the finishing touches onto the new nose art and was one of eleven WACs who were taken on a short...



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