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Sundance Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2011 5:03 p.m. PST

I should know this but for some reason I don't, or at least can't remember – was the letter on the tail and wing the squadron designation or the individual aircraft designation?

Thanks!

highlandcatfrog Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 5:59 p.m. PST

Neither. It was the group designation.

Squadron and individual aircraft designations were on the fuselage.

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2011 1:59 a.m. PST

Yep – letter and shape = group. Then on the fuselage you'll have a letter code like XX Y where XX identifies the squadron, and Y the individual plane. Unlike RAF stuff, the two-letter and one-letter parts could be on completely different bits of the fuselage (and the latter sometimes missing completely), but the two-letter pairing is always the squadron.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2011 4:31 a.m. PST

D'oh! Thanks, guys!

vonMallard11 Oct 2011 8:40 a.m. PST

YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK HERE

8thafhs.org/bombgrps.htm

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