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 ARTHUR ROCKWOOD

Starboard (Right) Side - 1st Nose-Art - Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Bill Whitney
The SQUAW took part in the low level Ploesti mission and was flown by the Royden LeBrecht crew.
The name The SQUAW, on the starboard (right) side, was retained throughout it's combat tour. The original Squaw art work was changed to reflect a more wholesome looking Squaw, for viewing by the people back home.
In the spring of 1943, in compliance with a "Snow White Squadron" directive, the figure of the dwarf Sleepy was painted on the port (left) side.
When The Squaw finished combat and was sent home on a war effort tour, the Sleepy nose art was removed and replaced with a large Mediterranean (MTO) map of the combat area depicting it's sorties.

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