Short Stirling Stripes?

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Short Stirling Stripes?

Post by K4KittyCrew »

Here is an interesting image of a Short Stirling.
Notice the vertical stripes over the fuselage rear side door.
They look too dark to be D-Day stripes, yet the number of troops in the photo may prove other wise ............... your thoughts?
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Re: Short Stirling Stripes?

Post by Bruno »

Hi John,

Thanks for the photo!
I'm not at home to confirm this but if I'm not wrong this is a 38 Group Stirling rapatriating Pows.
Stripes remained on some of 38 Group Stirlings but I can't remember if it stood on all.
I'll have to verify!
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Re: Short Stirling Stripes?

Post by Stirling Project »

I think you're looking at the remnants of D Day stripes. IIRC they were often very crudely applied with almost a distemper like paint, by 1945 I dare say a heavily used ac standing outside in all weather would see a lot of the paint weathered away

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Re: Short Stirling Stripes?

Post by Daz2511 »

Hi John,

I have emailed you about this picture

BR
Daz

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