Battle Colors Volume 3 (Insignia and Tactical Markings of by Robert A Watkins

World War Ii

By Robert A Watkins

This 3rd quantity within the conflict colours sequence makes a speciality of the unit insignia and tactical airplane markings of the ninth USAAF within the eu Theater of Operations in the course of international conflict II. All strive against components assigned to the 9th AAF within the united kingdom from 1943-45 are incorporated: fighter, troop service, bombardment, reconnaissance, evening fighter and liaison devices. Squadron fuselage codes and popularity shades are proven inside of their respective sections and contain maps with chronological directory and dates of every devices assigned stations. Camouflage paint schemes with diagrams displaying govt requisites for the respectable placement of insignia and tactical markings for all significant USAAF wrestle airplane within the ETO also are lined.

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Combat Operations: July 1944 thru 8-May-45 425th NFS; officially approved 5-May-45 Squadron Code: none Squadron Color: none Aircraft Markings: Due to the unusual airframe configuration of the P-61 the fuselage national insignia was smaller than that normally displayed on other AAF combat aircraft. On 29-May-44 these were directed to be reduced proportionately and conform to a height hot exceeding 75% of the overall fuselage height at the point of insignia application. 45. Both the 422d and 425th NFS were given the option by Gen.

Group Insignia: Wormingford AlF AAF Station No. 412 e::::=::::::::=:=;:;;;;;! Frankfurt IRhine-Main AlF AAF Station Y. rr r . . - - - - - , . r r r ,.. ~ ,.. ~ (* ,.. ,.. •. USAAF f JANUARY. ,. r 380TH FIGHTER SQUADRON 381 ST FIGHTER SQUADRON 382 D FIGHTER SQUADRON 32 363d Fighter Group: Insignia / Markings: Motto: unknown Sobriquet: unknown 'ampaign Streamers: ir Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. nit Decorations: Older of the Day, Belgian Army: 1-0ct-44, 18-Dec-44 thru 15-Jan-45, Belgian Fourragere.

T' ,. ,.. , r ,. t' 401 ST FIGHTER SQUADRON 402 D FIGHTER SQUADRON 485 TH FIGHTER SQUADRON 42 I)-an 'UCJIITNINCJ' /1)-51 '~nJS'l'l'NCJ' 370th Fighter Groll Insignia / Markings: Motto: unknown Sobriquet: unknown Campaign Streamers: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe. Unit Decorations: Distinguished Unit Citation Hurtgen Forest, Germany, 2-Dec-44; Order of the Day, Belgium Army 6-Jun-44 thru 30-Sep-44, I-Oct -44 and 16-Dec-44 thru 25-Jan-45; Belgian Fourragere.

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