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Yeagar's aircraft may have different color than Old Crow's

March 27 2012 at 7:48 PM

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Howdy Bill,

Yeagars last plane was not painted in the RAF green like Anderson's Old Crow was when it arrived in England in the fall of 1944. Check out the pictures of Old Crow because the green demarcation line is lower than the NAA O.D. applied at the factory. Old Crow was stripped of the Camo before Christmas of 1944 and I believe they left the nose RAF green rather than repainting it O.D.

That's my guess. Others may know more. I would go along with Christian and paint the nose O.D. just like it came from North American's plant in CA.

BTW Anderson and Yeagar flew their last "mission" on the 16th? of January. A very interesting mission involving the shootdowns of their drop tanks over Switzerland.



Mike

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Temecula Valley Model Club
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