Ground personnel of the 306th Bomb Group paint the nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24486) nicknamed "Man O' War". Image stamped on reverse: Passed for publication 6 Nov 1942.' [stamp] and '231639.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"MAN O' WAR" OF THE FLYING FORTRESSES. "Man-o-War" - the famous American racehorse, has provided the crew of a B-17 - one of the Flying Fortresses now used by the United States Of America Air Force stationed in the country - with an inspiration for their mascot. Each engine has (been) named after horses sired by "Man O' War", including season's crack "Whirlaway".Photo shows:- The maintenance crew putting the finishing touches of "Man O' War" on the Flying Fortress. FOX 6.11.42.'
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