Alberto Vargas inspired “Nose Art” was very popular during WWII. The illustration by Vargas inspired the Nose Art on the “Lilly Belle” with the artist at the airbase adding his own touch to the final product. Many of the drawings on the aircraft were of the popular Hollywood stars including Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable along with many others. While Nose Art featured many beautiful Pinup illustrations, it was not limited to these beautiful sexy women and also included Cartoon characters and Patriotic symbols. It all added up to a form of great inspiration to our troops who were a long way from home fighting for the world.