“Future Hero of the Soviet Union Lt. Alex Alelyuhin in his Yak-1” (via)
Could its current resting place be underneath Freeman Field..?
“Ferguson’s “Victorious Virgin” flew the squadron’s 2000th four-engined sortie on 21 March, 1945. The 4000 lb “cookie” bomb was painted by Ferguson and labeled, “An Easter Egg for Hitler.” This is the only known example of ‘nose art’ on a bomb.” (via)
”..Shortly after we settled in, Chuck drove us to the base to show us the X-1. He purposely hadn’t told me he named the plane Glamorous Glennis, but there it was, written on the nose. He did that with his Mustang in England, but this was an important research airplane, and I was very surprised. And proud. He said, “You’re my good-luck charm, hon. Any airplane I name after you always brings me home..” “
Glennis Yeager. From “Yeager: An Autobiography”
the Hammer-Hunt-1 Zipper, circa 1979