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Re: CAG bird
Posted by James@Nautilus on November 23, 2021, 16:59:12, in reply to "CAG bird
I have always wondered if the rudder was a replacement in 1940 Neutrality Patrol colors, specifically AN602 Light Gray.
It isn't white, and 602 makes the most sense.
Need help/clarification! At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, how were the Enterprise air groups painted?
One little tidbit for consideration - the Enterprise air group commander flew a SBD-2 that had a light-colored rudder as you can see in this October 1941 photo: https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar////OnlineLibrary/photos/images/g270000/g279380c.htm
I don't have it to reference, but there is a 80-G photo from this series shot December 8 that has an SBD on the ramp on Ford Island with what looks like a lighter rudder, however it's not close or clear enough to tell if it is actually lighter or is at an angle where it might be picking up more sun and just appears brighter.
For what it's worth.
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