"They Cheer" World War II Pilot Safety Posters

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

During World War II, the Directorate of Air Traffic and Safety and Directorate of Safety Education published a series of posters reinforcing pilot safety using caricatures of Axis leaders Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo, who cheer when the American pilot makes mistakes. The complete set consisted of sixteen posters.