World War II – I have seen World War II nose art depicted in film and photos for many years. This YouTube video gives a great overview of what and why nose art became so popular. I had of course seen the pin-up nose art many times, but I was not aware that there was so much nose art connected to Disney cartoon characters.
In fact, it is mentioned in the video above that during the war Disney had five artists dedicated to producing nose art free to the military. It is also pointed out in the video that the average age of those flying and servicing the aircraft was about 22, sometimes they were even younger. Thus they had a very real connection to the Disney cartoon characters.