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Grumman G-40 Avenger (VH-MML)
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Grumman G-40 Avenger (VH-MML)

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LELAND SCHMIDT
Fantastic photo!
ken kemper
Superb pic Gavin.

Love It !! Like you are in formation with the Avenger.

Thanks for kind comments on Oshkosh pics recently.
a mentor
Deployed on CV-17 (Bunker Hill) or CV-20 (Bennington)
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Ken and a mentor: surprised, and thanks for picking up on one of my early uploads and your compliments Ken and info a mentor.
a mentor
A graphic like the Top Hat, Felix the Cat and this Up Arrow were early forms of squadron identifiers. About 1945, a more recognizable form began for quick identification.

On http://www.pmcn.de/English/USN%20Markings%20II/USN%20Markings%20II.htm,
scrolling down we see

Directive Jan. 26, 1945: Marking on tail and wings now denotes the carrier (i.e. CV-17 Bunker Hill, Air Group 84).


Starting at http://www.pmcn.de/English/USN%20Markings%20I/USN%20Markings%20I.htm
there are three links of interest (Markings part I, II, III)
John Giambone
You can feel the roar down to the Bone on this shot!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks John - it is great hearing these big radials.
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