Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives at Kansas City
will host Dr. John Curatola for a talk on “Props and Pin-Ups: Nose Art
in World War II.”
The use of nose art was common on military aircraft during the Second World War. Painted on the fuselages of many of the belligerent air forces aircraft, these stand-alone pieces of art reflected aircrews’ values and attitudes. Messages and pictures painted on these aircraft are not only a rich military legacy, but provide insight into the time, temperament, and men who flew and maintained them.
Curatola will address the various influences, national
trends, and general themes of this unique element of military history.
The presentation will show nose art in its original form and in
historical context, which includes partial nudity.
To make a reservation for this free program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-268-8010.