Nose Art Replica Paintings
Halifax RG-453 was delivered to No. 426 Squadron RCAF in early 1945 but did not complete any operations. Transferred to No. 408 Squadron, she flew her first operation on 27 February. Zombie survived the war, her last operation being flown on 25 April to Wangerooge, Germany. The operations total was recorded with twenty red Maple Leafs. The day after the war ended in Europe, No. 408 Squadron received notice that they would be part of "Tiger Force". Although never required, this was to be the Bomber Group that would be transferred to the Pacific to fight against Japan. The squadron received 24 new Canadian-built Lancasters and training began. "Zombie" was painted on Lancaster KB-947 that also featured shark's teeth on the engine cowlings.