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

One of the nose arts by Phil Brinkman, of one of the eleven Zodiac signs, painted on 486th Bomb Group B-24 Liberators. In this photograph is the B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Pisces", named after the sign. [See]



  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...


  • Phillip Brinkman

    Military | Corporal | Draftsman
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF as 'Draftsman' as the aircorp had no definition for an artist !! Notable nose art artist. Bio: -


  • 41-29517 'Pisces'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assignments: Originally 8th AF, 486th BG. Transferred on 1 Jul 44 to 834th BS (H8 H). Transferred to 15th AF, 461st BG, 766th BS as #51. (Also reported in 465th BG). Condemned 19 Jun 45.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:08 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection