World war 2 Aircraft tallies

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  1. Der Mensch

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am looking for examples of Tallies that were drawn on the side of the aircraft after a kill. I know that the British and the Americans painted bombs for a bombing mission and either a swastika or a balkenkreuz to identify a German kill. Also the Germans painted a line for each kill on the rudder, this was common in the Battle of Britian, and the shape of the ship sunk in case of naval missions. All this was unoffical of course, but does anybody know of others or have some examples? :?:
     
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    I've heard of a Lancaster called 'Uncle Joe' (ED611) from No 462 Sqn which had Joseph Stalin nose art, and red stars forming it's bomb log.
     
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    here are some
     

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    What the hell is going on with that last picture?
     
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    I think a bird pooped on 'im! :lol:
     
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    I know that some of the American aircraft in the ETO used the image of a broom to denote a fighter sweep and a top hat and cane for an escort mission. In the Pacific, at least some units used a rubber duck to mark aircraft destroyed on the ground.
     
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    :lol:

    wartime humour...............
     
  8. Der Mensch

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    Thanks Everybody :D
     
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    anytime................
     
  10. lesofprimus

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    I have a bunch of em......
     

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    Some good shots there, les!
     
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    Yup, I like the Pokryshin one at the top.
     
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    That one happens to be my favorite one so far that I have found CC.....
     
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    Please do Lancaster kicks arse...Tucked away some where i have some photo's of the RAf Hendon's Lanc tallies board collection...
     
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    A couple of unusual ones;

    B-17 "Sentimental Journey" lower markings are movie cameras for movies that it has been in.

    C-46 "Tinker Belle" Camels indicate trips over the hump.
     

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    By "over the hump" do you mean the Himalaya Mountains?
     
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    Yup. Supply missions to the Chinese mainly.
     
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    Friend Huie Lamb. 2 kills in the 78th fg, one of them a 262.
     

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    same squadron in the 78th fg, friend Dick Hewitt, two of the kills are not on the canopy, both 262's in sprng of 45
     

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