Nose Art and Tail Sash patches are now available at US Wings. Resident world renown artist Jim Harley is recreating hand painted WWII nose art and Tail Sash patches. Traditionally aircraft Nose Art has been painted on the back of leather jackets. Jim Harley is now reproducing your favorite nose Art on five inch leather patches.
Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually on the front fuselage. While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death. The appeal, in part, came from nose art not being officially approved, even when the regulations against it were not enforced
Taking a photograph sent from a customer from North Field Guam, the B 29 “City of Flatbush” nose art has been handpainted on a five inch leather patch.
Another example is the B17 “Nine ‘O’ Nine”:
To further honor these great aircraft US Wings is introducing Tail Sash patches. Each aircraft had marks on their vertical stablizers to identify their bomb group
19th Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group
Embellish your A-2 Flight jacket with Nose Art, Tail Sash Bomb Group, Bomb Squadron, name tag and theatre patches:
19th Bomb group, City of Flatbush nose art, 30th Bomb Squadron, Name tag and 20th Air Force patches on a US Wings Cape Buffalo A-2.
For more information call 800-650-0659 or go to : www.uswings.com