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AnaalNathrakh
06-20-2004, 03:45 PM
Is that like a symbol for airplanes in the pacific or what? allways see it on those it seems..

AnaalNathrakh
06-20-2004, 03:45 PM
Is that like a symbol for airplanes in the pacific or what? allways see it on those it seems..

SkyChimp
06-20-2004, 04:06 PM
That was the national emblem for aircraft of the United States.

That emblem was used from May 1917 to January 1918 when it was replaced by the US red/blue/white roundel that was similar to the French and British emblems.

The star and red dot came back into service in September 1919 and remained the national emblem until May 1942.

The red dot was removed in May 1942 because military and naval leaders thought it was easily mistaken for a Japanese emblem.

The last major action in the Pacific where the star and dot was used was the Battle of the Coral Sea. The first major action without it was the Battle of Midway.

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Zyzbot
06-20-2004, 06:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AnaalNathrakh:
Is that like a symbol for airplanes in the pacific or what? allways see it on those it seems..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Check this link for history of US markings:

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq2-1.htm

Stuntie
06-21-2004, 02:17 AM
In a similar way the red roundel was renoved from RAF and commonwealth aircraft in the Pacific.

It had the advantage of making it easy to get a glimpse of a red circle and loosing of a snapshot straight away without having to spend so long working out if it was an RAF roundel, part of a US Star and Dot or a Japanese 'meatball'.

Cheers.
Stuntie

LEXX_Luthor
06-21-2004, 11:29 AM
Not to leave out VVS in a Pacific webboard, but about ~1940 the Soviets dropped the red ball--basically red-filled black circle inside the red star--and went with plain red stars. Red balls seemed to pass from popularity everywhere except Japan.

Waldo.Pepper
06-21-2004, 03:51 PM
Red Balls are often a sign of inflamation or even infection in rare cases.

IV_JG51_Razor
06-21-2004, 05:25 PM
......Then there are those blue balls! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

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