Tuesday, August 23, 2016

daring to be different, and a lot cooler, the Sugar's Blues mission markers are a woman diving

below is a painted replica, that didn't get the angle right.

Thanks Steve!

Sugar’s Blues’ nose art, is a copy of the famous pin-up girl by Vargas. The 21 bombing mission marks, were replaced with a silhouette of a diving female.

Since the aircraft’s squadron code was NA-S, her call sign would have been “S for Sugar.” Sugar’s Blues got its name from a popular wartime dance tune.

 Each of the diving figures represents a successful operation. The artwork on KB864 was painted by Wireless/Air-gunner Sgt. Tommy Walton. 

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