Nose art on "Sentimental Journey" features Betty Grable
, whose iconic image smiling coyly over her shoulder in swimsuit and pumps, became the number-one pin-up of the World War II. It was a photographic masterpiece by Frank Powolny
, who emphasized Grable's beautiful legs. According to hosiery specialists of the era, she sported a 18.5-inch thighs, 12-inch calves, and 7.5-inch ankles. Grable was noted for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. They were insured for a million dollars at the Lloyds of London. Throughout the 40s, Grable was the highest-paid female star in Hollywood, receiving $300,000 a year. One in every five American servicemen during the war owned this picture of Betty Grable.