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Old 14th February 2020, 16:48
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ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

I'm struggling to identify a possible Lockheed F-5 unit that might have carried the squadron markings XX on the aircraft booms.

Some one posted an image of a crashed P-38 or more likely an F-5 which has the codes C and XX on the tail boom.

The C is forward of the XX, with the C positioned on the radiator bulges.

I can't seem to find a list of ETO squadron codes, the fuselage letter/number codes.
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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

34th PRS, 69th TRG.

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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

Nice one!!!

Thanks for that.

I had thought most code were a letyer and number.
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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

The 34th used 2 codes in 3 different Groups.

"S9" with 10PRG March 1944.
"XX" with Provisional RG (XII TAC) Oct. 1944.
"XX" with 69TRG March 1945.
"S9" on radiator housings, "XX" on rear booms. Colours depended on background.
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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

Thanks for that Nick.

I recall armyairforces forum website used to list these codes, have they survived elsewhere online?
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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

Dennis. Do you mean Recon. unit codes or ETO generally ?
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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

ETO in general. I'm usualy good at finding such things if their out there on the interweb.
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Re: ETO F-4/F-5 Squadron code XX

Hi Dennis. These are the Ninth codes, more complicated than the Eighth especially the Recon Sqns. where the TRS and PRS were re-assigned; there is one missing here, the 162TRS used "IX" in the Prov.RG and then 10PRG.

2- PR squadrons changed codes when tranferred; the 33rd from SW ( 10PRG then 67TRG) to 2W in the 363TRG / Prov. RG / 69TRG. Plus 34PRS as noted above ( S9 to XX).
The Eighth designators were more consistant, I only know of one code changing , 370/359FG from CR to CS to avoid confusion with 367/358FG's CP.

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