Nose Art Replica Paintings
This nose art features a stork that has the tail of a Wellington Bomber. In place of a baby, the stork carries a large orange bomb for the enemy. There was no associated name for the aircraft. The artwork was painted by Floyd "Skip" Rutledge on an RCAF Wellington Bomber that was serving with No. 420 Squadron in North Africa. No. 420 Squadron was transferred to North Africa in May 1943 to support the invasions of Sicily and Italy. By this time, the squadron was flying Vickers Wellington Bombers. While in North Africa, Skip painted nose art on a total of five Wellingtons. One was named "The Swoose" and another called "Scarlet Harlot".