I'm building an F6F-3 Hellcat to display at an ace's seminar. It will be in the markings of Robert Duncan, VF-5. I've found an illustration online that preports to be from Feb 1944:
Unfortunatley, I have not yet found a photo to support this illustration. The photos I have seen of overpainted red outlines appear to show that the fresh blue was darker that the original insignia blue - which had presumably faded.
One can easily concoct a plausible story of improvisation to explain how the overpainting might have been done with a lighter shade, but does anyone have an actual photo that shows this?
Greg Reynolds, IPMS