"Shadow Nose Art"

Shadow Nose Art

Charlie Chasers - Nose art depicting that little rascal we used to hunt down...According to our friend Mr. Pham, the English translation of the Vietnamese wording is "Which way is North?"  Nose art was common in the early days of the Shadow Gunship program. However, nose art was short lived as they realized, in the moonlight, the art made a nice target for the enemy gunners below.

(Photo courtesy of Maj. Bill Hamilton, USAF, Ret., Mountain Home, ID)

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