“Nose Art” In The Royal Canadian Air Force, 1939-1945

Crest illustration on the nose of Halifax “Ville de Quebec”

Article by Don B. Smith


mmortalized in books, movies, and song, the practice of applying illustrative graphics to aircraft during wartime has existed almost since the Wright Brothers took to the sky at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, and J.A.D. McCurdy piloted the Silver Dart off the icy surface of Bras d’Or Lake at Baddeck, Nova Scotia …