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Pinup Art - Inspiring a generation - One of the most famous “Nose Art” illustrations in WWII was the Memphis Belle, recreated from a George Petty 1940 illustration. During WWII, thousands of American and Allied Aircraft anointed the nose of our fighting aircraft. “Nose Art” as it was called gave the best artist at each airbase the best of jobs, painting these beautiful illustrations on the aircraft nose, each becoming the good luck charms of the flight crews. Even the flight jackets were covered with the nose art of each unit, boosting moral and becoming a patriotic symbol for each. The calendar companies stepped up production of their calendars to meet the demand of our fighting men around the world.