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    World War 2 aircraft prints

    The first print showing the A-20 is a identification type print, the Type 2 insignia was used from May 16, 1942 to Oct 1, 1942 which would indicate the period of this print,

    The second print was from a 1945 calendar and shows the B-24's on the Ploesti Raid

    note the insignia is not correct for the time period of the Ploesti Raid and should be Type 2 insignia

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    The tail flag thingy isn't right for the UAAAF either. Frenchicon, I think.
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    The book USAAF Camouflage of World War 2 by Jerry Scutts states "A further marking of MTO US aircraft was the RAF fin flash, used as an Allied theatre identification marking following
    an order to that effect in Dec 1942. There are photos of P-40's and B-24's with US markings and the red-white-blue fin flash around. A lot of the Ploesti B-24 bombers also had the
    yellow outer circle around the US blue and white star and some with the bars added The thin yellow outer circle was also a MTO theater marking

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    A-20 is a identification type print
    A20 "Havoc" or an RAF "Boston"...
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    Besides the A-20 Havoc and Douglas Boston, France had ordered and received a small number called DB-7. There were 60 in service when the war started
    in 1940. After the Frenchicon surrender, these remaining DB-7 bombers had the Vichy French colors added to them


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