The El Lobo Nose Art T-Shirt is a high quality t-shirt and silk screened with WWII nose art images. Painted by the late John Schumick, a renowned nose artist during WWII. Reproduced from original artwork painted on leather by Mr. Schumick and presented to Sgt. David Hack (CEO of US Wings). His original artwork is still hanging in the retail store and offices at US Wings (artwork is not for sale).
El Lobo was worn and made famous by the late and great Ted Williams. A great baseball players, but also served as a Marine in WWII and the Korean War.
The El Lobo Nose Art T-Shirt features:
- 100% pre-shrunk cotton
- El Lobo logo on front
- Short sleeves
- Crew neck
- Colors: Black and Red
- Fit: Normal
History of Nose Art:
Although Nose Art originated with Italian & German pilots during WW I, true nose art appeared during WW II. Paintings were done by professional civilian artists as well as highly talented amateur servicemen. Bomber crews which suffered high casualty rates during WWII developed a strong bond with their aircraft & adorned them with nose art believing that brought good luck to their planes. Many pilots and flight crew members adorned their A2 leather flight jackets and B3 leather flight jackets with duplicated copies of their aircraft nose art.