D'NIF - "Duty Not Including Flying"
D'NIF was 44-40100. coded 3Q:E, an original 491st a/c taken to England by
the Nester crew. It was repaired at Woodbridge (after mission of 10 Nov,
pilot Meuse) during the period 11 - 21 November 1944 (#3 engine and
hydraulic system) and again at Manston 26 Nov - 11 Dec 1944
(#4 engine and battle damage). It was returned to duty, survived the war,
and was returned to the States.
The character is meant to be a likeness of the GI cartoon
character Sad Sack.
One of his "Duties Not Including Flying" was to visit the 'Pro Station'
after any possible exposure to VD while on liberty.
Photo courtesy - Leo Barger, Bombardier/Navigator (Talz