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USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage 1941-1947 (HB) - Schiffer - SH0246CSN

USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage 1941-1947 (HB) - Schiffer - SH0246CSN

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Robert D. Archer Victor G. Archer. The History of USAAF Aircraft Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and Colors. Compiled from official source documents this book covers the entire period of the USAAF, pre-war and post-war, and throughout World War II, up to the fomation of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. Described are many hitherto unknown facts about the USAAF involvement in the worldwide war theaters. This includes information about converting the Eighth Air Force in England to night bombing, because of the horrendous losses being suffered over Germany, and how the timely development of the Merlin-engined P-51 helped to prevent this. Full details are given of the conversion of B-17s to the night bombing role. The book covers the toal subject in chronological order, with chapters covering 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945-1947. All details, and the reasons for the changes, are given for the camouflage colors, camouflage schemes, national insignia, and aircraft markings. This book is an indispensable reference for historians, restorers of USAAF aircraft, museums, and modelers. 352 pages.