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Thats the gist of the contoversy

September 23 2011 at 8:29 PM
Ed Grune  (Login EdGrune)
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Response to Thanks for the reply. I had already decided on Camouflage Gray for the tops

That is the gist of much of the controversy. It looks dark, the orders say paint it blue. How much lighter is the blue than the dark gray? Was the paint materials on hand? Had it been done? Is what you're looking at fire & smoke damage?

Go to Tracy White's Researcher at Large site for all of the documentation on the Pearl Harbor paint, as well as other Pacific Naval War topics.

The Arizona was in the shop for some bodywork following a fender bender with the Oklahoma. She came out only a week or two before 12/7. Was she repainted then? She was due to depart for a West Coast yard availability later in the week of 12/7. Was the painting put off until then?

If the paint was on hand, an all-hands painting party could repaint (without heavy chipping & preparation) in a couple of days.

You can spend weeks in Tracy's site and discover all sorts info he's gleaned from the Archives

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