Sunday, November 7, 2010

B-17G MOUNT 'N RIDE


MOUNT 'N RIDE was a B-17G-20-BO (42-31585) of the 91st Bomb Group. She landed at Dübendorf in Switzerland on 16 March 1944. The aircraft was piloted by 1/Lt Robert C. Mersereau.


USAAF ground crewmen and Swiss air mechanics posed with the bomber during the Summer of 1945 while she was being prepared to return to England.




Nose art painted on Mount'n Ride by the famous artist Tony Starcer.


The inspiration for the nose art was the February, 1944 Vargas Calendar Girl.




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