April 24, 2014
ANDRETTA SCHELLINGER started writing a thesis to earn her master’s degree and ended up being so intrigued with the project that she wrote a 296-page book to outline how societal culture trends contributed to the evolution of decorations on the front and sides of combat planes. The symbols used to identify fighter groups became an expression of feelings, opinion about warfare and even symbols that crews believed were capable of ensuring their survivability during combat missions.
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Local author explores culture of aircraft art work