NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

DOPEY

B

-

24

D

-

45

-

CO

42-40268

9

98

343

~

Z

02-1

N/A

Walt Disney Character - "Snow White Theme" - From Amos Nicholson (2001)...

Info Contributor - Bill Whitney
This is the second DOPEY painted by Amos Nicholson (shown) who was also the Crew Chief of this aircraft. It differs from his first DOPEY in being more of a frontal view (vs. Facing Forward) and its name is in multicolored simple letters (vs. Old English style). The aircraft had a short combat career from 28 Apr - 9 Jun 43. It was badly shot up coming away from its target at Catania, Sicily 9 Jun 43 and crash-landed at Malta. It never flew again. Pilot Clarence Gooden flew DOPEY on each of its twelve missions.

Info Contributor - Amos Nicholson (Artist/Crew Chief) / via Charles Brummel (Nephew)
Along with ARKANSAS TRAVELER, I painted two versions of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, PRINCE CHARMING, and all "Seven Dwarfs" (three versions of DOPEY) on B24-Ds in the Libyan desert in Africa 1942-43. I never signed them and never got credit.

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