Against The Rising Sun!
- Life and Times of the 341st Bomb Group (M) -

AIRCRAFT NICKNAMES
WW II Era Aircraft
(some were only in development)


NICKNAME AIRCRAFT
Able Dog Douglas AD Skyraider
All Three DeadDouglas A3D Skywarrior
Ambar
("Barn")
Beriev MBR-2
Anushka Antonov An-2 & Polikarpov Po-2
Ass-Ender Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
Awful Terrible Six North American AT-6 Texan
Baltimore Whore Martin B-26 Marauder
Bamboo Bomber Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
BanjoMcDonnell F2H Banshee
BargeDouglas SBD Dauntless
BeastCurtiss SB2C Helldiver
Bee Tee Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Bent-Wing BirdVought F4U Corsair
Blackfish Fairey Swordfish (built by Blackburn)
Blechesel ("Tin Donkey")Junkers J I
Billy's Bomber North American B-25 Mitchell
Britschik
("Little Shaver")
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Bug Smasher Beech C-45 Expeditor
Bumble BeeMcDonnell XF-85 Goblin
Buzz Bomb V-1
CadillacNorthrop M2
Cee One-Oh-BoomConsolidated C-109 Liberator
Chaika (Gull) Polikarpov I-153
ClunkDouglas SBD Dauntless
ConnieLockeed Constellation
Cradle Fairchild PT-19
Crowd KillerFairchild C-87 Packet & C-119 Flying Boxcar
Dollar NineteenFairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
DoodlebugV-1
DoritoMDD A-12
Dowager DucchessDouglas C-47 Dakota
Dreifinger
(Three Fingers)
Junkers Ju 88
Droop SnootLockheed P-38 Lightning, with glass nose
Emil Messerschmitt Bf 109E
Etagere
(Elevator)
NC.1071
Faithfull Annie Avro Anson
FifiGrumman F3F
Fliegendes Stachelschwein Short Sunderland
Flying Bathtub Northrop M2F
Flying Carrot Westland Lysander
Flying CoffinAirspeed Horsa
Flying Dump TruckDouglas AD Skyraider
Flying EggbeaterSikorsky R-4 Hoverfly
Flying ProstituteMartin B-26 Marauder
Flying SuitcaseHandley Page Hampden
Flying Speed BrakeLockheed Constellation
Flying WashboardFord Trimotor
FordDouglas F4D Skyray
Fork-tailed Devil Lockheed P-38 Lightning
FritzMesserschmitt Bf 109F
FrogMartin P5M Mariner
Frustrated Palm TreeSikorsky R-4 Hoverfly
Gabelschwanzteufel
(Fork-tailed devil)
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
GinnieVickers Virginia
Gipsy Rose LeeCurtiss P-40L Warhawk
Gooney BirdDouglas C-47
Grand Old LadyDouglas C-47 Dakota
Ground GripperDe Havilland Trident
GustavMesserschmitt Bf 109G
HalibagHandley Page Halifax
Ishak
("Jackass")
Polikarpov I-16
Jug Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
KatyushaTupolev SB-2
KanonenvogelJunkers Ju 87G
Kobry
("Cobra")
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Kraft Ei
(power egg)
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
LancAvro Lancaster
Lead SledMcDonnell F3H Demon
Little Hummer Douglas A-26 Invader
Little RacerDouglas A-26 Invader
Lizzie Westland Lysander
Magnesium OvercastConvair B-36 Peacemaker
Maytag MesserschmittRyan PT-22 Recruit
MeatboxGloster Meteor
Mos Neata
(Geezer)
I.A.R. 39
Mosca
(Fly)
Polikarpov I-16
Old MetuselahDouglas C-47 Dakota
Panzerknacker Junkers Ju 87G
PeacemakerConvair B-36
Pea ShooterBoeing P-26
Peter Dash FlashNorth American P-51 Mustang
PinballBell RP-63 Kingcobra
Placid PlodderDouglas C-47 Dakota
Pregnant BeastGrumman TBF Avenger
Pylly Walteri
(Bustling Walter)
Brewster B-239 Buffalo
(Finnish)
QueenBoeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Rhapsody in Glue Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
ShagbatSupermarine Walrus
Silver BulletConvair XP-81
Slow But DeadlyDouglas SBD Dauntless
Slow Navy Bomber Beech SNB Kansan
Son of a Bitch
2nd Class
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Spam CanNorth American P-51 Mustang
Speedy ThreeDouglas SBD-3 Dauntless
Spit Supermarine Spitfire
StaggerwingBeech 17
Superbolt Republic P-47 Thunderbolt with 'bubble' cockpit.
StringbagFairey Swordfish
Stuka Junkers Ju-87
Swoose GooseVultee XP-54
Taivaan Helmi
(Sky Pearl)
Brewster B-239 Buffalo
(Finnish)
Tante JuJunkers Ju 52/3m
TausendfusslerArado Ar 232
T-boltRepublic P-47 Thunderbolt
Tin GooseFord Trimotor
Tin MossieVickers 432
TorbeauBristol Beaufighter TF.X
TsetseDe Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.XVIII
TurkeyGrumman TBF Avenger
Ubiytsa
(Killer)
Yakovlev Yak-3U
Useless 78 Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Vibrator Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Whispering Death Vought F4U Corsair & Bristol Beaufighter
Widow-MakerMartin B-26 Marauder
Wimpy Vickers Wellington
Yastreb
(Hawk)
Polikarpov I-16
Yastrebok
(Little Hawk)
Polikarpov I-16, also for other fighters
Yellow Peril Stearman N2S / PT-17 Kaydet


Information taken from a newsgroup message provided by:
Emmanuel Gustin
gustin@uia.ac.be