I believe that film shows markings on Hornet's deck, although the are greatly worn and very hard to see. It did not help in that evidently they were in some shade of gray, perhaps an Ocean Gray or blue gray of some sort, which made it even harder.
: I have been going through my references and
: on-line photos, but I still cannot find the
: answers I need. During the Midway campaign,
: the grey strips on the flight deck were
: painted out and no other marking were on the
: flight deck. Is this correct? The second
: question I have concerns the plated over
: portholes on the second deck. Were these
: plated over after the Midway campaign during
: her August '42 refit? Close up photos of her
: at the Battle of Santa Cruz show them plated
: over but I cannot find a close enough photo
: of them during Midway. Any help would be
: appreciated. Thanks.
: Robert Smith