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Nose Art – Indian Head

Halifax Mk. III (serial MZ655) was a No. 431 Squadron aircraft and carried the markings “RV-T” but it had no name. However an Indian with a head-dress was painted on the nose, quite appropriate as No. 431 was the RCAF’s “Iroquois” squadron. MZ655 completed 39 operations from 24/25 May 1944 until 16 September 1944 when it was damaged in a minor accident. The aircraft was repaired and sent to No. 1659 Heavy Conversion Unit where it remained until the end of the war.

Indian Head 1945.

MZ655 was the last Halifax photographed by F/L Lindsay. He and his associate, Robert Goodwin, then parked their small English truck under the huge bomber so that each could take the other’s photo while standing under the Iroquois nose art.

Indian Head close up 1945.
Indian Head in Canadian War Museum.