expositor Posted December 12, 2022 Share Posted December 12, 2022 Hi Maurice, Impressive resume! I only butted in here because all the color suppositions ignored the fact that those colors uncovered in the FAA Museum 'restoration' were gloss. Since they were gloss, that limits the possible colors they could be. We all have reservations about photo interptetations, but sometimes color photos can be revealing. As for Grumman's records, Elliot mentioned gaps, especially regarding EDSG, and I believe Paul Fontenoy as well, if I remember correctly from maybe an IPMS publication many years ago? But again, the fact that those colors are gloss negates almost everything that has been argued in trying to connect them to any British color. Hmm, Fontenoy....Maurice, something about your moniker I couldn't put my finger on until now. Funny, I don't recall you signing off as Maurice until this thread, but now I see it; the great Marechal de Saxe, Moritz von Sachsen, who defeated 'Stinking Billy' Duke of Cumberland at...Fontenoy in 1745!!! Sad that it took this frustrated historian this long to see that.... Forbear, or hero? Anyway, again, a most impressive resume. I hope you'll consider my inferences in the spirit of friendly discussion as I'm hitting way above my knowledgeable 'weight' as they say. Sincerely, Jim 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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