WW2, Marking on U.S. Airplanes
USA - Marking Samples on U.S. Airplanes and Equipment in WW2
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.
Note: Some images may contain symbols such as the swastika, the use of which is prohibited in Germany. We would like to point out that these pictures are historical testimonies and original sources, which are quoted unchanged, because they serve exclusively the purpose of science, research and teaching. This type of use is therefore also permitted under German law.
Lt. Miller And Ground Crew Pose Beside A Lockheed P-38 'Hettie' Of The 364Th Fighter Group, 67Th Fighter Wing At 8Th Air Force Station F-375, Honnington, England.
20 April 1944.
Typeface: Ideal No.1 Stencil Machine, 1 inch
Have a look to Vtg Stencil Ideal No.1.
Lt. Wilson And Crew Of The 364Th Fighter Group, 67Th Fighter Wing, Pose Beside The Lockheed P-38 'Gallant Warrior' At 8Th Air Force Station F-375, Honnington, England.
12 June 1944.
Typeface: Diagraph (Manual Stencil Machine), 7/8 inch
Have a look to Diagraph 078.
Major Gravette Of The 339Th Fighter Group, Poses On The Wing Of His North American P-51 'Ollie' At The 8Th Air Force Station F-378 In England.
1 June 1944.
Typeface: Stencil Plates in two sizes, American Roman
Have a look to Vtg Stencil US No.1 and 2.
Captain J.N. Poindexter, Pilot Of The 352Nd Fighter Squadron, 353Rd Fighter Group, Seated In The Cockpit Of His Republic P-47 At An Airbase In England.
Typeface: individual hand lettering (Pilot. Capt. J.N. Poindexter ... ) and technical stencil markings - Ideal No.2, 5/8 inch
Lt. L. Hunt Of The 352Nd Fighter Squadron, 353Rd Fighter Group, Chats With A Member Of The Ground Crew Which Serviced His Republic P-47 "Bobbie Baby" At A Fighter Base In England.
Typeface: big typeface / Marsh R, 1 inch & small typeface prob. Marsh H, 1/2 inch
Have a look to Vtg Stencil Marsh.