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"Windy City Kitty" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

"Windy City Kitty"

"Windy City Kitty" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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 <i>Yank Down Under</i>, Australian edition of Army Magazine <i>Yank</i>." She was a "racy cartoon character named 'Windy City Kitty,' from Chicago, Illinois," created by Sergeant Jack Crowe.
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: November 17 1943
Creator Name:Doyle, Robert
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Collection Name:Robert Doyle 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
Painting
Hats
Air bases
Airplane, Military
Armed Forces
Military bases
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Nudity
Caricatures and cartoons
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Mascots
Signs and symbols
Mechanics

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