As well as aircraft and artifacts, the museum displays an aviation art collection related to Bomber Command and the BCATP. Visitors to the museum enjoy some 250 pieces of aviation art that are integrated into our displays and all of which relates to our collection and the history that is our mandate.

The collection includes 52 original paintings (15 of which were commissioned by the museum), over 55 limited edition prints, over 85 non-limited edition prints, and 57 replica nose art paintings on pieces of Lancaster and Halifax aircraft skin.

Nose Art – Jumpin Jiminy

Halifax Mk. VII (serial PN236) was delivered to No. 432 Squadron on 28 February 45 however it did not carry out any operations. On 7 March 1945, PN236 was transferred…

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Nose Art – Notorious Nan

Halifax Mk. VII (serial NP747) was delivered to No. 408 Squadron on 10 August 1944 and became the "property" of a ground crew made up of Gale, Howley, Shearer, Jaxon,…

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Nose Art – Ol’ Daid Eye

The painting of "tail art" was very rare but two Halifax aircraft carried impressive paintings. One was Halifax Mk. VII (serial LW207) which was delivered to No. 420 Squadron on…

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Nose Art – Veni, Vedi, Vici

Halifax NP714 was assigned to No. 426 Squadron on 14 July 1944, but flew no sorties. It was then assigned to No. 408 Squadron and flew her first operation to…

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Nose Art – Ville De Quebec

This nose art was carried by Halifax Mk. III (serial NP957) and was the first piece selected by Lindsay for return to Canada. NP957 was delivered to No. 427 squadron…

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Nose Art – Willie The Wolf

Halifax Mk. VII (serial NP707) was delivered to No. 432 Squadron where it was marked "QO-W" and flew its first operation on 11 July 44 to Thiverney. The aircraft completed…

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Nose Art – Willie Wolf

Halifax Mk. VII (serial NP717) was assigned to No. 408 squadron on 13 July 1944. The aircraft received the code letters "EQ-W" and flew her first operation on 4 August…

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Nose Art – Introduction
Replica painting by Clarence Simonsen.

Nose Art – Introduction

Nose Art During World War II, the personalization of an aircraft by giving it a name, painting an image on it, and in many cases doing both began in the…

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Muff Mills – Canadian Nose Artist
"C" for Cecil

Muff Mills – Canadian Nose Artist

"Muff" Mills joined the RCAF in 1943 and became an airframe mechanic. Late that year he was posted to No. 428 Squadron where he painted nose art on Wellington and…

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Andy Kindret Collection
Fleet Fort

Andy Kindret Collection

Andrew Kindret (1922-1992) joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. While serving as an air-gunner with No. 419 Squadron, his Lancaster was set on fire by enemy anti-aircraft fire…

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