This was an interesting article on Boyington’s famous F4U Corsair “Lulubelle”. The title is a little bit misleading as the nose art did exist but a small subterfuge was employed by Boyington for good reason! I won’t spoil the “surprise” for those who wish to read it! For those not into reading, there are some great photos!

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

Dozens of artists, model makers, die-cast companies, and custom decal printers issued innumerable renditions of Boyington’s F4U. But Lulubelle was not the correct name.

Pappy Boyington’s F4U Corsair “Lulubelle” and the Nose Art that Never was