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100th BG – Aircraft Markings

B-17F & G in olive and gray factory finish.  Natural B-17G from March 1944

Squadron Codes:
349th = XR
350th = LN
351st = EP
418th = LD

Squadron codes were located in gray on camouflage, forward of National Insignia,  A/C identifying letter aft of National Insignia and not used in Radio Communications – often seen as the identifier on J-Reports.

Group Markings:
“D” in square from July 1943. Black diagonal wing band (upper right and lower left) and black rudder in February 1945.

Propeller Bosses were painted the following colors in Late 1944:
349th = Royal (Dark) Blue
350th = Yellow
351st = Bright Green
418th = Red

Squadron Nose Bands painted the following colors from Feb 1945:
349th = Royal (Dark) Blue
350th = Yellow
351st = Bright Green
418th = Red