New Guinea, 1942-1946
On October 12, 2007, (appropriately enough over the weekend observing Veteran's Day in the U.S.) Byron Crump a Corporal in the Australian Air Force, sent nearly 40 nose art images from WW II. Wrote Corporal Crump:
I recently was given my late fathers WW2 photo album. He was an airframe fitter based in New Guinea from 1942-46. His album contained a few pages of nose art, so I'll forward them on to you as I believe that most are on U.S. aircraft. Nose art wise the Aussies weren't as prolific as your boys, and they obviously impressed him. My father was based on at least two airfields, Lae and Rabaul.
Begin with the scenes of New Guinea during WW II on this page and continue with images of nose art on the succeeding pages.