Tread design for Bong's P-38 Marge?

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  1. Northwest48

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    Anybody know for sure whether Richard Bong's P-38J-15 42-103993 in Cape Glouster, 1944, would have had either diamond or block tread? I can't find a clear picture that verifies either one. The one below looks to me like it could be either one.
     

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    Looking for you... his other aircraft with 27 victories (April '44) has the diamond tread.....
     
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    Maybe these pics can help.The first pic seems to be taken earlier than the second one which was taken in April 1944

    Source : R.Pęczkowski's book "Lockheed P-30 J-L Loghtning" Mushroom MMS publication No.6109.
     

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    The next to last photo shows something that is of interest to me. The port auxiliary fuel tank has quite a dent in it. I'll try to simulate that. Most models of Bong's P-38 I have seen are done as restored "warbirds". I'll try to make mine as the plane was in 1944.
     
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    Glad I helped.:D
     
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