Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Markings of the U.S. Army Air Forces in WWII
China-Burma-India and the Western Pacific
Author:Robert A. Watkins
Dimensions:9" x 12"
Photos:1,200 color and b/w photos, maps
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Volume VI of the series covers the unit emblems and tactical aircraft markings of the forty-eight USAAF combat groups and eight squadrons that served in the China-Burma-India Theater and Western Pacific Area of Operations during WWII. Additional units covered include the Chinese-American Composite Wing and special AAF Air Task Forces that also served in the CBI. The three main Army Air Forces contained within this work are represented by over 1,200 images, including 272 unit insignia, both approved and unofficial designs, including any known variants. Both group and squadron tactical aircraft markings are presented using 203 full color illustrations, including 143 wartime era photographs accompanied by historical and descriptive background text. A quick referral visual index for AAF fighter and bomb group/squadron tactical aircraft markings, group/squadron overseas station assignment maps, AAF/CBI order of battle charts, and the historical evolution of these US aircraft markings round out this fine reference work.