Who knew pin-up girl art had a practical application?
pin-up girls on the noses of WWI and WWII aircraft but didn't know they
had an official term when placed there: nose art. Nose art on planes
started for practical reasons, identifying friendlies (but geez, think
how close you had to be to see it??), but evolved to reflect the
personality of the pilot and to remind soldiers of home--and the pretty
girls waiting there, apparently. The art was done by both professional
artists and talented civilians. A bit of searching around on the internet convinced me there is wide variety in the quality of the pin-up girl
art on the planes, but I can see how it would boost morale, which I
guess was the point. Who wouldn't be inspired by a cutie pie in heels?
Love the pin-up look too? Try this link for a fun make-up how-to video.