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I have a couple of these pictures. I have no idea what the Japanese (?) writing says. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for help in identifying this nose art.

Jeff

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The aircraft looks to be a PB4Y-2 Privateer from WWII or the Korean War. I will look through some of my reference materials for the nose art.

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Two photos of this VPB-116 PB4Y-2 Privateer can be found on page 78 of the book: Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer by Alan C. Carey. A 2005 Schiffer Military History Book. The translation is: Big Snow Propaganda or Big Show Propaganda. This Privateer had loudspeakers in the bomb bay to harass the enemy. This aircraft may have also had the name Dragon Lady. Not sure of the Bureau Number of the acft. June 1945 til end of war timeframe. Hope this helps. Here is a link to the VPB-116 pages on vpnavy.org :

 

http://www.vpnavy.org/vp116.html

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Thank you all!!! This is excellent information. I actually had no idea where to go on the internet based on no words what so ever. Many thanks!!!

 

Jeff

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