US Navy markings

Discussion in 'Aircraft Markings and Camouflage' started by Rocky, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky New Member

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    Hi folks, I'm new here, and WW II is not my forte. I'm much better informed about modern military aviation. I have a basic qustion: How did US Navy aircraft markings change over WW II? When did they drop the red dot in the roundel? When did the bar get added? Overall dark blue color vs three tone?
     
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    Hi,
    from memory the red dot was deleted in may 42, leaving only the blue roundel with a white star inside. In july 43 the bars were added with red contour around, but it was dropped before the end of 1943, when it became blue. Night fighters had some differences.
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