B-24, "Queen Mae" 1

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Item Details

Title

B-24, "Queen Mae" 1

Subject

Airplanes
Painting
Merkling, Al G.

Description

"Artist, Merkling, at work on what was to become 'Queen Mae' one of the outstanding nose art examples in the whole South Pacific" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Merkling and 'Queen Mae'. Cpl Al G. Merkling earned many pesos from flight crews for his fuselage paintings. Here, under a blistering sun, he rides his scaffold and sketches in the eyebrow of 'Queen Mae.'....In all, Merkling embellished a dozen B-24 (F-7A's) as well as an A-20 and a couple of C-47 transports." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.1007

Spatial Coverage

Lingayen, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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