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

02-4 N/A

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

Contributor - Anthony Gaster

Info Contributor - Bill Whitney
This is the second DOPEY painted by Amos Nicholson 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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