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Relying heavily upon visuals, Battle Colors fills a long standing void in the annals of the Eighth Air Force during World . Group and squadron combat insignia as well as airfield location maps for each unit are also depicted.

Relying heavily upon visuals, Battle Colors fills a long standing void in the annals of the Eighth Air Force during World War II. This volume focuses on all forty-eight Bomb Groups comprising the Eighth and features color illustrations depicting the evolution of all fuselage, wing and tail markings assigned to the individual units. All bombardment units incorporated within the Eighth are indexed and easily cross-referenced by squadron, group, wing and division assignments.

Only 2 left! Book Format: Hardcover . This second volume focuses on the Fighter Groups, Scouting Force and Special Operations units of the Mighty Eighth. Battle Colors approaches a visual subject in a visual manner utilizing full color illustrations and wartime photos.

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All known unit insignia, tactical markings and identification codes are depicted with the proper placement for all aircraft types flown during the .

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This second volume focuses on the Fighter Groups, Scouting Force and Special Operations units of the Mighty Eighth. Battle Colors approaches a visual subject in a visual manner utilizing full color illustrations and wartime photos.

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Bladecliff
Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Markings of the Eighth Air Force in World War II: Vol.1/(VIII) Bomber Command is the first in the, thus far, three volume series by Schiffer Publications on the United States' Eighth and Ninth Air Forces during Wolrd War Two. This volume covers the bomber units of the Eighth Air Force.

The book begins by briefly describing the variations of the national insignia used and then provides - a bit incongruously - diagrams of battle formations; before laying out in detail the organization structure of the Eighth Air Force down to the squadron level.

It is after this that the main purpose of the book is delivered. The unit identification markings and insignia of every Each Bombardment Group - an organization entity of four squadrons of six aircraft each - are presented in full color across two pages. A - to this reviewer overly - brief synopsis of the basis and use of the assigned markings is given.

While short on narrative, the book lives up to its name in allowing the reader to easily identify the unit of an aircraft shown in a photo (if, of course, the markings can be discerned) or the apply specific markings to a scale model. I find the book to be valubale as a resource and will add the other two volumesd (and others) to my library.

I wish the author had seen fit to include a copy of the Army Air Force SD100 squadron code assignment orders as I have always wondered how the sequences were selected.
Vishura
I have been researching a cousin of mine who was a B-24 pilot and who killed in action in WWII. I want to write a book about his life, and part of that is to detail the US Army Air Corps airfields in Britain. Missions were made up of several bomb groups which amounted to 500 to 1000 planes flying...some B-17, some B-24. One can see in some action pictures of missions the colors and markings on the aircraft wings, fuselage and tail. Seeing these makrings can help identify which mission that might have been depicted. This book is THE only source I have found that details the colors and letter codes for each bomb group and squadron. Utmost quality in paper stock and color printing make this an extremely valuable resource for WWII aviation enthusiasts as well as modelers, and is worth every penny. Most books on WWII bombing and fighter missions emphasize the bombing, the crew experiences and bravery. I wanted a source that would allow me to include in my book some definitive answers to questions for those who are as curious as I was and to get a better sense of the awewome accomplishments of the wartime buildup and response to the threat. This book on battle colors for bombers does that.
Shakagul
Everything spelled out clearly, nicely laid out. I've seen one bad review, and to that I reply, we are all human. In my opinion, this is a great book for the model builder. It won't hurt to do a little more research on your own. No one's perfect. I really like the book.
ALAN
In this field of heraldry and avaition insignia with so many books already published is difficult to find sometinh new and valuable. It is the case of this book;: the moment I received it I thought it was an important addition to my library.

Not only the graphic aspect is very well done (all the data in color and very well reprodu ced)but the presenation of all the markings and insignia of 8th Air force Bomber Groups and Code letters being very exhaustive. A nice addition is a map with the geographical location of the Groups.

In short , the bset book I know in the subject, and well worth its cost.
Fearlessdweller
Again, nicely laid out, easy to understand. Excellent book if you are into building models and doing them with most of the reference work already done.
Arashigore
Love the multiple volumes. Great detail
Karg
This is an excellent reference book and a fantastic addition to my collection. Clearly shows the differences in aircraft markings between the different 8th Air Force bomber groups.
My father was an aircraft radio mechanic in the 8th Air Force. He told me about working on B-17s during the war. I bought this book to learn more about the 8th Air Force and the individual wings and groups and their markings.
Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Markings of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, Vol. 2 - (VIII) Fighter Command download epub
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Author: Robert A Watkins
ISBN: 0764325353
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (August 31, 2006)
Pages: 144 pages