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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:00 am 
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Hi I would like to ask where can I find the information about the types and numbers of aircrafts on CV17 when she wore the camouflage pattern in 1944??

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:01 am 
The best single volume I can suggest is: Flugzeugtraeger der Essex-Klasse 1943-1945, Szewczyk/Trojca/Kolacha ; ISBN: 978-3-86619-062-7, 2011
Its only problem for the majority of readers is that it is written in German.
But the tables, diagrams, camouflage sheets etc. are all pretty easy to interperate.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am 
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Here:
http://www.wings-aviation.ch/22-USNavy- ... 20Hill.htm
Hope this helps :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 pm 
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Bunker Hill had Air Group Eight aboard for most of her 1944 service. That consisted nominally of the following:

CAG - F6F-3 (one)
VF-8 - F6F-3 x 35
VB-8 - SB2C-1C X 33
VT-7 - TBF/M-1C X 18

VF(N)-76 was also assigned with a detachment of 4 F6F-3Ns. Combat losses affected all of the squadrons from time to time and the numbers could dip. VB-8 reports 13 SBF and SBW Helldivers in October - these were built by Fairchild Canada and Canadian Car & Foundry company - less than 90 of these were built by the two companies so this is somewhat of a unique point of interest.

The entire air group would have been painted in the Tri-color camouflage scheme.

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