The Aluminum Overcast nose art was added as a typical example of B-17 nose art of that time. Evidently there was no model, special attachment or meaning in the nose art on the AO, just a pretty lady. It is reported that the Aluminum Overcast's art work was done by two ladies at Oshkosh, so the Aluminum Overcast's fair haired lady is prim and proper.
Randy Stange, 398th member and son of 398th veteran Raymond P. Stange, took this photograph on June 10, 2002 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lee Anne Bradley, 398th Group Historian forwarded the photograph to Dave for the 398th web pages. If you would like to add information about this picture, please contact our 398th Photo Historian. Picture Reference Number PR02.