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B-29 Bomber Nose Artist, Marine Pfc. Ransdell W. Sprenger


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I was going through the 1 April 1945 Pacific Edition of Leatherneck Magazine and found this feature. I know this man is identified elsewhere on the web in association with 'Little Gem' but believe his name may be misspelled as 'Randall'. Either way, this article associates him with 'Our Baby', 'Joker's Wild', and 'Coral Queen' as well.

 

U.S. Marine Pfc. Ransdell W. Sprenger of Louisville, Kentucky ran Ad-Craft Advertising Studios before the war, and applied his skills to quite a few B-29 noses. The article does not say where no doubt for security reasons but I imagine it was on Saipan and/or Tinian. Thought it would be nice to be able to credit him for his work if not already known.

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ACTIVELY SEEKING INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS, STORIES, NARRATIVES, COPIES OF PHOTOS, RELATED TO:

V AMPHIBIOUS CORPS ARTILLERY, WWII

* 14TH MARINES, 4TH MARINE DIVISION

* 4TH 105mm HOWITZER BATTALION

* 4TH 155mm HOWITZER BATTALION

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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I was going through the 1 April 1945 Pacific Edition of Leatherneck Magazine and found this feature. I know this man is identified elsewhere on the web in association with 'Little Gem' but believe his name may be misspelled as 'Randall'. Either way, this article associates him with 'Our Baby', 'Joker's Wild', and 'Coral Queen' as well.

 

U.S. Marine Pfc. Ransdell W. Sprenger of Louisville, Kentucky ran Ad-Craft Advertising Studios before the war, and applied his skills to quite a few B-29 noses. The article does not say where no doubt for security reasons but I imagine it was on Saipan and/or Tinian. Thought it would be nice to be able to credit him for his work if not already known.

Epic!!!

 

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What is that? Is that an original page from his sketchbook???!!

ACTIVELY SEEKING INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS, STORIES, NARRATIVES, COPIES OF PHOTOS, RELATED TO:

V AMPHIBIOUS CORPS ARTILLERY, WWII

* 14TH MARINES, 4TH MARINE DIVISION

* 4TH 105mm HOWITZER BATTALION

* 4TH 155mm HOWITZER BATTALION

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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