Billy Boy

The nose art of pilot Joseph P. Ricker's aircraft Billy Boy was inspired by the tiny baby bootie belonging to Ricker's son which hung in the cockpit on missions. The bootie had been given to Ricker by his wife as a good luck charm to bring him home safely.

The small bombs painted along the exterior of the aircraft denotes how many successful missions the plane had taken part in.

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