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Creator:
Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 1st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron  Search this
Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1942-1946
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:
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.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Rita Serotkin, gift, 2000, 2000-0046, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Martin P5M (P-5) Marlin Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0046
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0046