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U.S. NAVY

1946

8. January

Air Force, Pacific Fleet
Letter
F39 FF12-5/(15-on)

Fast Carrier Aircraft Markings

36 inch (91,44cm) high White block capital letters to identify aircraft of CVs and CVBs and CVLs. Doubble letters where 30 inches (76,20cm) high.


ANA 511 Glossy
Insignia White
both sides of fin, top of right and bottom of left wing

Code Carrier
MM CV-3 USS Saratoga
BB CV-4 USS Ranger
EE CV-6 USS Enterprise
E CV-9 USS Essex
Y CV-10 USS Yorktown
HH CV-11 USS Intrepid
FF CV-12 USS Hornet
S CV-13 USS Franklin
TT CV-14 USS Ticonderoga
R CV-15 USS Randolph
LL CV-16 USS Lexington
U CV-17 USS Bunker Hill
XX CV-18 USS Wasp
N CV-19 USS Hancock
SS CV-20 USS Bennington
D CV-21 USS Boxer
DD CVL-22 USS Independence
RR CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood
CC CVL-25 USS Cowpens
AA CVL-26 USS Monterey
PP CVL-27 USS Langley
UU CVL-28 USS Cabot
VV CVL-29 USS Bataan
YY CVL-30 USS San Jacinto
KK CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard
L CV-32 USS Leyte
K CV-33 USS Kearsage
D CV-34 USS Oriskany
A CV-36 USS Antietam
P CV-37 USS Prnceton
X CV-38 USS Shangri-La
Z CV-39 USS Lake Champlain
T CV-40 USS Tarawa
M CVL-41 USS Midway
F CVL-42 USS Franlin D. Roosevelt
C CVL-43 USS Coral Sea
V CV-45 USS Valley Forge
H CV-47 USS Phillipine Sea
ZZ CVL-48 USS Saipan
W CVL-49 USS Wright

The fact, that the same letters were used for different carriers than in the 1945 instructions may caused some erroneous indetifications of photographs.


Sources:
#102


© by Jens Popp

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