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"Windy City Kitty"

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DESCRIPTION

Mechanic Sergeant Raymond Smith of Ontario, Wisconsin, stands next to the nose art, "Windy City Kitty," depicting a naked woman in the "pin-up style" on the fuselage of his warplane. The airfield is near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time, "Airman poses beside B-24 at airstrip in New Guinea. Plane is named after cartoon character featured in Yank Down Under, Australian edition of Army Magazine Yank." She was a "racy cartoon character named 'Windy City Kitty,' from Chicago, Illinois," created by Sergeant Jack Crowe.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 99919

Creation Date: 1943-11-17 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 13, neg 1309

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

SUBJECTS

Air bases

Airplane, Military

Armed Forces

Arts

Caricatures and cartoons

Clothing and dress

Hats

Mascots

Mechanics

Men

Military art and science

Military bases

Military uniforms

Nudity

Outdoor photography

Painting

Persons

Portrait photography

Signs and symbols

Soldiers

Transportation, Military

Work

World War, 1939-1945

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