USAAF Roundel: Parallel AND normal?

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  1. Matt308

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    I've always seen the USAAF roundel as normal to the fuselage (direction of flight) in WWII straight winged airplanes. However this changed in later years. Does anyone know if there was a conscious decision to make the star/stripes roundel parallel to the wing chord versus normal to the direction of flight?

    Below is the roundel normal to representation of flight. Thus followed by the parallel to wing chord representation.

    Any insight?
     

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    i much prefer them parallel to the chord but can't answer as to why they're like that...........
     
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    Well that was a resounding bust. Course nobody hung me for putting the roundel on the WRONG DAMN SIDE!:oops:

    Nobody has a clue?
     
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    Methinks that is precise enough

    Well done.
     
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    Bravo! Thinks for looking into it. What is the date of the technical order above?
     
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