Keith Johnston, great-grandfather to the children of Ross Hill’s Family Series, was a Flight Captain in the 12th Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force during WWII. During this time he was posted to the US 5th Bomber Command in Papua New Guinea and flew their B24 Liberators. Keith survived to tell the tale but, sadly, many of the men he flew with did not.
The American Liberator fighter planes displayed colourful art murals on their nose cones, often of beautiful ladies. This art genre was popular in the 1930s and 1940s, and is highly collectable today. These murals were meant to evoke memories of the pilot’s wives and girlfriends back home.
The Liberator plane Keith Johnston flew was called Pistol Packin’ Momma. The reincarnation on the bottles of the original Pistol Packin’ Momma is, as Terri puts it, “very saucy”! The fun, colourful image, and evocative story is always bound to spark a conversation when this easy drinking and extremely well-priced wine is poured.