Monday, June 6, 2016

Politically Incorrect Cheerleaders

Warhawk Museum -- Nampa, ID


"Rah rah" Parm said...

I've seen a variety of WWII propaganda morale-boosting posters, but these seem kind of odd even by that standard. Do you really need to invoke Hitler et al. to encourage someone not to crash their plane? Guessing that this campaign was dreamed up by someone who had barely even seen a plane yet alone been in one.

Or . . . pilots in training were so inexperienced, young, and clueless that anything that might improve their flight attentiveness was deemed worthy of a shot?

yawndave said...

I'd go with your second theory--the trainees were likely fresh off the farm or wherever and the signmakers wanted/needed to make an impression.

Speaking of impressions, I was a little disappointed in the number of aircraft on display at the Warhawk Museum but the huge collection donated artifacts from personal collections more than made up for it. Well worth a stop for anyone interested not just in aviation but of cultural history of the war era(s).