Nose Art Replica Paintings
No. 408 Squadron Halifax LL-725 was known as "Z for Zombie". George Oliver painted the "Zombie" artwork on. He recalls, "On our 8th operation to Essen, Germany on 24 March 1944 we lost an engine and had the option to dump our bomb load and return to base. The full crew said, 'No -Carry on.' We arrived over the target late and all alone. After the release of our bomb load, 'All Hell Broke Loose' and we were lucky to escape the intense ack-ack. On our return to base we found out that we were posted as lost in action. After this experience we all agreed 'Zombie' (return of the living dead) should become the nose art." George then painted it on the Lancaster and on his suitcase as well.