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-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29490) nicknamed "Gemini ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by artist Phillip S. Brinkman. Image via John Bode. Bode has handwritten of front of image: 'B-24H, 1944. What Gp? 486 Squad. Sudbury.' Bode has handwritten on the reverse: 'Wasn't there a whole squadron (?) with the names of the Zodiac? John Bode.'
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...
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: - http://www.philbrinkman.com/phil-brinkman-biography.htm