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Timmo uk Inactive Member22 Apr 2010 12:22 p.m. PST

I know these were applied for D-Day but when? Were they done in a hurry the day(s) before? Were they to an exact specification or size? When did they generally start to remove them or were they just not applied to new aircraft as they reached squadrons after a certain date?

Many thanks in advance.

Augustus22 Apr 2010 12:29 p.m. PST
Timmo uk Inactive Member22 Apr 2010 12:35 p.m. PST

Thank you. I should have thought of Wiki.

Former Member Account Inactive Member22 Apr 2010 1:11 p.m. PST

Thanks Augustus now I know, and knowing is half the battle.

Jemima Fawr22 Apr 2010 5:43 p.m. PST

I've seen some photos were the stripes were REALLY badly done and some where the white paint has run and dripped. There are also others where the white stripes on the upper surfaces had either weathered badly (possibly as a result of using lime whitewash), or had been deliberately dirtied as a camouflage measure.

pissant Inactive Member23 Apr 2010 9:13 a.m. PST

Humph. Shows what I know.

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