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DustyRhodes

Stripes on sides of early aircraft

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Way back when Ardmore got the first C-130's, each aircraft had stripes down the sides of the fuselage. Red, Green or Blue. Did these signify which Squadron the aircraft was assignd to? Red 772nd TCS, Green 773rd TAS, Blue 774th TCS for example?

There were also stripes on some aircraft below the U. S. Air Force, behind the "Buzz Number". Where were these aircarft from, Sewart?

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The stripes came off soon after arriving @ Sewart in 59...the red was 772nd red fox....blue was 773rd blue eagle....green was 774th green weasel....When we deployed to SEA with the B model we painted a large green weasel with a red lightening bolt. Over the top said JFK'S and under was "Big Stick"....they made us remove the jfk. On the wheel wells we had "Tennessee Volunteers". The B was a sweet airplane after we got the starter problem corrected.

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