[Ads-l] A random oddity

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 7 17:33:13 EDT 2017


I don't know why the reference was made on Archer, but isn't Luke the Spook
a Kilroy-like image? I have no idea which came first, the doodle or the
nose art.

DanG

On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Heard on a re-run of _Archer_:
>
> "A typical Luke-the-Spook [bleep]-up!"
>
> When I was in the eighth grade, 1949-50, a classmate, Fletcher Smith, for
> reasons unknown, bore the nickname, "Luke the Spook."
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_the_Spook
> _Luke the Spook_ was the name of a Boeing B-29-50-MO Superfortress (serial
> 44-86346, Victor number 94) configured to carry the atomic bomb in World
> War II.
>
> Airplane history
>
> _Luke the Spook_ was one of the fifteen Silverplate B-29s delivered to the
> 509th Composite Group for use in the atomic bomb operation and assigned to
> the 393d Bomb Squadron. Built at the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft plant at
> Omaha, Nebraska, it was accepted by the USAAF on June 15, 1945. . .
> . . .
>
> The airplane flew to Roswell Army Air Field, New Mexico, in November 1945,
> where it rejoined the 509th CG. There, its crew gave it the name, _Luke the
> Spook_.
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
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