JG2's use of 'Braun' for markings during 1940.

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    Guy's, what are your thoughts on whether JG2 used RLM26 'Braun' instead of Yellow for the 3, 6, 9 Staffel/Gruppe markings/numerals during 1940. :)
     
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    I've had a quick look through my references, and so far, no evidence of 'brown' replacing yellow numerals, although this colour was seen by late 1940, if perhaps rarely. However, I think I spotted a reference, on one of the crash reports in the new book we've both just got (Luftwaffe Crash Archive, Vol 1) to a 'brown' numeral, but I haven't yet closely studied every entry, and therefore, at this stage, don't know which JG was involved.
     
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    Only recall JG26 using Brown....
     
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    Yes, that's what I thought, and even then it was late 1940 at the very earliest I think, without checking further, with yellow still being used into 1941/42 at least.
    Certainly by 1944 JG26 FW190s were using brown numerals.
     
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    Mombeek has published pictures of 6/JG26 aircraft based at Werle France sporting Brown numerals already in January 1940.
     
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    Thank s guys. Any chance of a source for these JG26 'Braun' photos published by Mombeek? Are these black and white photos. What has made Mombeek think that these numerals are actually 'Braun'. Period documents specifying 'Braun' markings? :)
     
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    Luftwaffe Colours Volume 1 Section 4 pp296,297. The profile is depicted on the cover and I found one of the pages offered on the net:

    $T2eC16N,!)8E9s4l6bd4BQBOihKfYw~~60_12.JPG JAGDWAFFE_1_4A.jpg
     
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    Thank you gentlemen. :)
     
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