World War I Era Paintings












The earliest markings on aircraft were purely utilitarian, such as designating safe areas on the frame to push, or sharp teeth for intimidation.  As unique unit insignias, color schemes, and other identifiers developed, personalization eventually became a common practice.  This only intensified when the AEF arrived from overseas, giving rise to the birth of more nose art, setting the traditions in place.

Below is a list of World War I era aircraft in the gallery.

CL. II Markings
Crashed CL. III
Demon Chaser
Rumpler C. IV Eyes
WWI Squadron Numbers