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Marking on U.S. Airplanes

USA - Marking Samples on Airplanes and Equipment after 1950

All photos are historic documents plubished by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

These examples focus on stencil markings made primarily with manual stencil cutting machines or stencil plates. You can also find other marking techniques in this time period.

Vought F4U Corsair

Preparing for a flight over North Korea in his Corsair fighter-bomber is Marine Captain Eugene J. Smyth, Jr. Capt. Smyth is a member of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wings "Black Sheep" Squadron in Kora.

29. October 1951

Marking Source:

Typeface: Diagraph (Manual Stencil Machine), 7/8 inch

Have a look to Diagraph 078.