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Here are the relevant paragraphs from Maj. Teats' narrative…

August 12 2017 at 6:00 PM

Michael McMurtrey, Proud IPMS Low-# Thumper  (Login ZergOvermind)
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Response to Paging Mark Young and Dana Bell: The Swoose Del Monte Paint

"When we got back to San Marcelinas, there was one job that had to be done, and done fast. Our ships were un-camouflaged. They were the peace-time silver, exactly the same color as our American commercial transports, and you could see those big silver birds -- according to operations -- for 25 miles. We put it at 75, and on one occasion, we actually did catch the glint of one of them 70 miles out- That was just as good as issuing an engraved invitation to the Nips, and it made effective concealment of the planes on the ground almost impossible.

"Some of the planes of the 19th group had been camouflaged, and we had two or three of them, later, at Del Monte. There were no facilities at San Marcelinas, but when we got back to Mindanao we tried to spray paint them. We got some green paint and some other stuff and mixed them. It was a sorry camouflage job and to make it worse, the paint was glossy rather than dull so that the wings and fuselage still reflected the sun. After we were through with them, some were a splotchy green, some a dirty brown and some an indescribable color which could only be called dull."
Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
Carrollton, TX

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