This piece of nose art shows large inspiration from the political cartoons of the times. The Emperor of Japan is caricatured as a donkey, while German Chancellor Adolf Hitler is caricatured as the donkey’s rear. Representing the allied air forces as shown by the star on the wing is a mosquito armed with a large bomb, poised to strike at Hitler’s face and Hirohito’s hind.
Location: Onjda, North Africa
Date: 29 January, 1943
Source: Record Group 338: Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter), 1917 – 1999