The B-57 was the subject of paintings and other crafts made by crew members' dependents and the enterprising, local artists in Japan, the Philippines and Korea. Here are a few. If you have a photo of a model B-57 - especially a carved one or one of the rare factory "giveaways", or other art, please let me know so it can be included.
From a collection of "spy plane" models. I have unfortunately forgotten who sent it.
RB-57 F model by John Sheehan
The "Bummer" Award
The picture of the plaque was hand made by Hank Grudzien,Jr of Rossville ,MI, who was a weapons specialist on the B-57 in '66 and '67.The plaque was made so we could hang a bomb beneath it for each reunion of the BLMF`s.We meet every two years starting in 1998.
Howard L Taylor
Charles Hinton sent this one with this comment:
"I am resurrecting the "old birds" that flew with the 13th Bomb Squadron. Here is an artist's conception of what we think the B-57 of the 13th Bomb Squadron looked like in 1957 & 58. We know the logo and its placement is correct. Any comments? Charly
A Martin factory chrome model given to crew members in the early days.
The government stopped the practice by Martin thus making existing models more valuable.
(Photo by Bill Longfield)
Paintings by Della Leonard
Tom Witt - 10 years
Unknown artist at Osan, Korea
(courtesy Chuck Ramsey)
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