Nose Art Photography Collection [Serotkin]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0046
Creators:
Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986
Dates:
1942-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This donation consists of thirty-two images relating to Robert Serotkin and his aircraft nose art drawn during World War II. The following aircraft and nose art are represented: Slave Girl, Boeing B-29; 'Luvablass, Consolidated B-24; Over Loaded, Consolidated B-24; Lucky Strike, Consolidated B-24; Golden Hind, Boeing B-17E; Over Exposed, Boeing F-13A; "Margie's Mad Greek" III, Boeing F-13A; Margie's Mad Greek II, Boeing F-9; Rose, Boeing F-9; Never been tried (a.k.a. B.S.M. Dragon), Boeing B-29; Lady in Waiting, Boeing B-29; and Cherie, Douglas C-47. This collection also contains images of Robert Serotkin, his wife, fellow servicemen and several shots of a Martin P5M Marlin wrecked on a beach.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Serotkin (1911- 1986 ) was a Staff Sergeant with the 1st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, detached, during World War II. Serotkin was an aerial photographer but also painted nose art on various aircraft when the weather was too bad to fly. Serotkin trained in Mississippi and Colorado before he was detached to the Gold Coast (Accra), Morocco, and Egypt. He then returned to the United States for more training in Salina, KS, before his last detachment in Okinawa.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Rita Serotkin, gift, 2000, 2000-0046, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin P5M (P-5) Marlin Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. 1st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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