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J-Beckers

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#1 13 years ago

hey, does anyone know hoe the American flag was named in WWII, you know that flag that was painted on the aircraft. there were different flags, i mean the flag that was on the P-38, P47, F4U Corsair, B17 http://forgottenhope.bf1942files.com/main.php?module=vehicles&country=3&type=2&lang=english i was google-ing but i cant find it maybe a specific name would help.

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#2 13 years ago

Flag...? I'm going to assume you mean roundel. The circle with the start in it. It doesn't really have a specific name. The differences in it were pre 1942 it contain a red circle in the center of the star.




MG42Maniac

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#3 13 years ago

Its known as the "Star and Bars" marking.

http://www.users.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/isadore2.html




Dr.Fritz

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#4 13 years ago

After 1942 they changed it from the red in the roundel to just the star, because American pilots were killing their own guys.




J-Beckers

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#5 13 years ago
MG42ManiacIts known as the "Star and Bars" marking. http://www.users.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/isadore2.html

thanks that was what i meant:D




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#6 13 years ago

There were about 4 or 5 versions used during WW2. You can usually ID a aircraft picture's time period by the insignia.

IIRC

Star with red dot center Star with red dot center painted out Yellow border around star and bars Red border around star and bars open star and bars




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#7 13 years ago
Anlushac11 Yellow border around star and bars Red border around star and bars

What did the Red and Yellow borders mean?




emonkies

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#8 13 years ago
Dr.FritzWhat did the Red and Yellow borders mean?

Star with yellow border was used for Operation Torch and red border was used in the Pacific for a bit in 1943.

Example of yellow border sbd-3-2.jpg

Hurricane painted with US roundels for Operation Torch. It was felt the French would not fight as hard against Americans. Brit were still hated for Mers El Kabir. l.aspx?k=1000138

Example of red border sv-3_large.jpg




J-Beckers

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#9 13 years ago

after searching on the net i can't find a picture of that logo/flag of the stars and bars, i mean the one with the blue surrounding not the red one.(not a pic from a plane with the flag but just the flag) has anybody a pic of that and wants to post it here? i want to paint that logo/flag on my door so i need it for the right scaling.