Veteran to paint nose art on historic B-17

POOLER, GA (WTOC) – The historic Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum's B-17, City of Savannah, will get some nose art on Wednesday.

Skip Shelton, 86, of Greenwood, S.C., and a World War II veteran, will be painting the nose art on the aircraft. It a historic milestone in the restoration of the Museum's B-17. The aircraft will also receive its stars and bars on the fuselage.

Shelton was a member of the 448th Bomb Group during World War II. His artistic ability often kept him busy in addition to being a B-24 bomber pilot during the War, according to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

The nose art will duplicate the original B-17, City of Savannah, which was the 5000th airplane to have been processed through Hunter Army Airfield during World War II.

On Thursday, remember veterans who served the country at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

All veterans will be recognized and will receive a special admission rate of $5 to the museum on Thursday. In recognition of Veteran's Day, all veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to have lunch at Miss Sophie's at the Mighty Eighth for half price.

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