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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 42-52762 nicknamed "Scorpio".



  • 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...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron


  • 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: -


  • 42-52762 'Scorpio'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 834th BS, Transferred to 833rd BS (4N F). After storage at BAD 3, Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland, it was transferred to MTO 14 Feb 45 and assigned to 465th BG / 781st BS (T). Sadly, its service in 15th AF was very short indeed because it was...


Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 16:20:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations