I'm working on making Hub Zemke's P-47B as he flew with the 56th in New York prior to their shipping out to England.
I have been lucky enough to find a color photo of his plane flying with a section of the 56th. Of the six aircraft in the photo only his plane has the medium green mottle along the edges of the wing horizontal and tail surfaces.
All the P-47Bs would have come from the same production lot, as Republic switched to the C almost immediately. So my curiosity has been aroused. Does anyone know why his aircraft had the mottle and the others don't?