Nose Art Replica Paintings
Featuring a stork carrying a baby that has just dropped a bomb, this artwork first appeared at No. 5 Service Flying Training School in Brantford, Ontario. The nose art was placed on the Avro Anson aircraft in "A" Flight [Young Squadron] and was painted by L.A.C. Douglas Nolan. Later, the nose art appeared on at least two different aircraft on operating RCAF Bomber Squadrons in England. "Stork Baby I" honours the Ansons of "A" Flight at No. 5 SFTS and is painted on a piece of cowling from the Canadian-built Avro Anson Mk II Serial #8503 that was assigned to No. 38 Service Flying Training School in Estevan, Saskatchewan during January, 1942. Over the next four years, hundreds of future pilots entered and flew this Anson, recorded the serial number in their log book, and moved on.