B-24, "Queen Mae" 2

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Item Details

Title

B-24, "Queen Mae" 2

Subject

Airplanes

Description

"90th Bomb Group 'Jolly Rogers' - 'Queen Mae' by Merkling - the finished painting - there is a negative of Merkling painting this image" - (2010.1.1007) From "Darkroom Soldier": "Merkling and 'Queen Mae'. Cpl Al G. Merkling earned many pesos from flight crews for his fuselage paintings....The finished painting -- one of the most elaborate in the South Pacific -- appeared on a B-24 of the 90th Bomb Group identifiable here by its 'Jolly Roger' (skull and crossbones) logo. 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

2010.1.1008

Spatial Coverage

Binmaley, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill