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Original markings on early 55th FG P-51s - mostly D-5s. These are a carry-over from the P-38s that they replaced, i.e. 38FS - triangle; 338FS - circle; 343FS - square. The black nose colours are factory-applied although some were re-sprayed white, possibly for yellow-white checkers which in the event were were used by the F-6s of the 12TRS ( 9thAF) with the 55th FG using yellow/green. Stencilled codes were typical for 55th FG especially 38th & 338th FSs. Squadron colour rudders were in use from October 1944 (338FS & 343FS) and March 1945 (38FS).

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