B-10 decal.

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  1. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Did all B-10 jackets have the decal on the left shoulder?
     
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    I'm sure I've seen pictures of pilots/crew wearing B-10 without shoulder decal on one of my 9th AF books. Hang on!
     
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    There you go ! Pictures courtesy of the book "362nd Fighter Group dans la Bataille de Normandie". [​IMG][​IMG]

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    I just had a flick through Bucholtz's "4th Fighter Group" book Steve and most of the examples in there (and there's a few) are without the AAF shoulder marking.
     
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    And a couple more ! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. B-Man2

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    Steve;
    Many of them did not have the USAAF roundel on them.
    Here's General Anthony McAuliffe's' B-10 where a rigger put the 101st airborne patch on it. p1738657546-3.jpg
     
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    Steve, I know nothing of B-10 jackets but looking at the pictures above.
    I am tempted to suggest your initial thread should really say ....
    Did .....any .... B-10 have the decal on the left shoulder
     
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    Aaaaaaah crap, don't make me pull out my books again ! :-D

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    My go to site for looking at original examples of flight gear is the Ed Nored collection on the 303rd BG page. Here is a good range of examples: http://www.303rdbg.com/uniforms-gear4.html.

    I think for anything made after 1943, the shoulder decal was spec (including rebuilt A2s). But I suspect any sort of hard laundering process (dry cleaning, gasoline, etc.) would wear down the paint/decal pretty quick. Not to mention simple wear and tear.
     
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    Thanks chaps.
     
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    B-10's (No arm patches), Crushers and only one A-2.
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    Did they ever use a beige colour B10/15 originally
     

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