Donkey Cartoon

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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

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