This is the story of Henry E. Erwin, an American airmen on board a B-29 Superfortress when a phosphorous bomb detonated inside the aircraft. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor when he would save his entire crew from certain death.
In this series Nose Art Stories (Episode 1), we will be looking at some of the best aircraft nose art from World War II and telling their incredible stories. In this first episode, we will cover "The Blond Angel", "Little Lady", "Big Dick", "In the Mood", and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby".
When Mikhail Devyataev was captured and put into a concentration camp, instead of sitting by, he conspired to actually steal a German He-111 bomber from his camp commander in one of the most amazing stories of World War II.