Air Force: Bimbos for Bombers

Bimbos for Bombers

The lively cartoon art that decorated the noses of American bombers in World War II is making a comeback. Since July, approximately 30 B-52 bombers assigned to the Eighth Air Force in Louisiana have sported 1940s-style snout art. The original creations ranged from feisty cartoon mice to bare-breasted bimbos accompanied by ribald slogans. But in deference to feminist sensibilities, the new versions are much more modest.


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