Nose Art Replica Paintings
Following its introduction at No. 5 Service Flying Training School in Brantford, Ontario, this nose art made its way across the Atlantic, appearing first on a on a Halifax Bomber that was flying with No. 419 Squadron RCAF based at Middleton St. George, Durham, England. This version of the artwork differed from the original in that the stork was not carrying bombs in its feet. It is this artwork that Clarence has painted on the panel shown above. In August 1943, the nose art appeared on a Lancaster Mk. II that flew with No. 408 Squadron RCAF at Linton-on-Ouse, England. In this painting the stork was again carrying bombs in its feet.