Black crosses on US WWII aircraft

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  1. paramount32

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    I recently saw a group of 4 WWII era planes flying in formation. I am not certain which aircraft they were, something similar to a P-51 or a Corsair but again I am not sure...one of the planes a US markings and the other three had black crosses that looked like "plus" signs. What are those markings? Are they club markings or a special squadron?
     
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    just sounds like a us and three german planes in a formation to me.

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    Yeap sounds like a US Aircraft and 3 German aircraft.

    The German national markings on Luftwaffe aircraft was a black Balkan Cross.
     
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    They could be also the Japanese ones if the crosses were green but not black.Are you sure of the colour of these crosses?
     
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    Pre WWII US Navy aircraft sometimes are depicted with red crosses, similar to the black part of german crosses. A picture of the machines would be helpful to verify their kind of making.
     
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    David and Adler probably nailed it.

    "Something similar to a P-51 or a Corsair"

    What do you think? P-51 may have been Buchon's? However, nothing was similar to a Corsair! :)
     
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    Pic's would be nice.....

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    During war games, the Air Corps would use a color cross to id what side the planes were on. Pictures would help.

    DBII
     
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    The well known photograph of F4F-3A Wildcats of VMF111 US Marines with Orange Force's cross markings for the 1941 South Carlolina War Games.
     

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