Pardon me for posting, but I was wondering if any military or veteran dopers could help me with something…We’ve all seen, in movies, and in the news, messages and whatnot written on bombs and missiles being loaded onto aircraft. Anything from crew member’s names (?) to “NYPD” or “FDNY” to more “saucy” comments, like “Here’s a Ramadan present for ya” or the infamous “Highjack THIS, f**s”. My question is, how often are things actually drawn onto munitions during a military operation? All the time, or just when people feel like letting off steam, or what? And how do the “Higher ups” on the chain of command look upon this? (As I remember, the RAF even frowns on “sharkmouths” painted on fighters!)
And lastly, does anyone know of any sort of photo gallery online of any memorable examples of “bomb art”?
Well, thanks for your time,
(I think if I can be a little more verbose, I can get into the Guinness book of records)