Oh my goodness...
never before had I any idea how captivating Nose Art could be!
Well...to be honest, I had no idea the designs on planes actually had a name...much less that it is known as Nose Art. It makes perfect sense, since the nose of many military planes in WWII were 'decorated'. Some of it was good art, often it was naughty, it certainly expressed individuality (wait a sec...individuality in the military? Things that make you go "hmmmm") Nose Art is often considered sophisticated graffiti...graffiti + military = more confusion for AirmanMom!
I've found a couple of interesting websites, so I figured I'd share them:
GULF OF ADEN (July 6, 2011) Airmen remove chocks and tie-down chains from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) are underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)