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Old 20th November 2022, 14:03
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Hi Stig. Is this one of the photos (Jan. 1943) on the St. Louis line; both aircraft are second in production but different Fiscal years.

As you say at some point in the last AT-9 and A-25 blocks they deleted the "dot"; the latest serials I've seen with them are 42-57061 (AT-9) and 41-18826 (A-25). In the other AT-9 block 41-5850 (near the end) had a standard serial.

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Anyway, what I ment with my previous remarks was that some (all?) of the AT-9 which began life with a 1.
plus block number, later in life was repainted with the fiscal year digit 1 and its block number without the dot,
that is the normal way we are used to see it represented.

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Old 21st November 2022, 17:51
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Re: American aircraft photos 8 - 12

Hi Stig. This seems to be a practice on the Curtiss St. Louis line only; for A-25s, AT-9s and C-76s. I don't think the trainer type serials would be re-painted as an order.
The first 2 C-76s as completed (42-86913 / 914) had dots but subsequent ones apparently not.
Incidentally the Fiscal year was added to serials on June 30 1921 ( as on the XCO-6 23-1236) then carried onto Air Corps in 1926.
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Old 21st November 2022, 18:19
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Re: American aircraft photos 8 - 12

Well Nick

Since the AT-9 I am talking about came from exactly the same blocks getting the dot the conclusion is
a) They never received the dot in the first place
b) They must have been repainted at some point, without the dot.

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Re: American aircraft photos 8 - 12

Ed. Photo 1 is 44-87640 ( there is a better photo on Flickr showing this, also the Block 85-BW and 11 bombs)-- 462BG on Tinian late in the war ( 44-87641 flew 11 missions before the end).
The 1st "Iron George" was 44-27340, earlier. Presumably the other 2 are the same Group. "George" may be a crew name but it was the usual name for the Autopilot on board.


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