NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SNOW WHITE

B

-

24

J

-

5

-

FO

42-51008

15

98

343

~

C 02-1

 N/A

Color Image - Walt Disney Character - "Snow White Theme"

Contributor - Bill Whitney
Only three 343rd aircraft with the name SNOW WHITE have been observed; this is perhaps the 3rd SNOW WHITE but it is definitely the final one of the war. Was flying ca. 1945 but its S/N is unknown.  It was however a contemporary of S/N 42-78600 (DOPEY / KATHRYN ANNE) which landed in Switzerland on 8 Apr 45 as evidenced by its natural metal finish and the yellow color and style of the name lettering which the final generation of SNOW WHITE aircraft carried.  It carries the yellow trim color of the 343rd BS on the prop spinners.  Also note that the first two 343rd SNOW WHITE B-24Ds (41-11913 & 42-40364) were named SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.

Info Contributor - Danny Viola
This was painted during WWII on an Italian airfield by my Father, Sgt. Gerald Viola (Aircraft Electrician). His work is distinguishable because it looks exactly like the subject he is painting. Another way to tell his work is the use of block letters. He painted BASHFUL (42-78443), DOC (S/N ?), DOPEY / KATHRYN ANNE (42-78600), GRUMPY (42-51588), HAPPY (S/N ?), SLEEPY (S/N ?), SNEEZY (S/N ?), and SNOW WHITE (42-51008).

Send e-mail or pics to B-24 Best Web Master along with your questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 1997
B-24 Best Web. Published on Veterans Day 11/11/97. Last modified: September 10, 2012