One of the interesting squadron heraldry from World War II was the DAP Mk.21 Beaufighters of No.93 Squadron RAAF, otherwise known as the "Green Ghosts". The rudders of the Beaufighters carried art with macabre names such as Spookus Sneakinus, Draks Daughter, Barren-joey and Pistol Pakin Gremlin.
The RAAF's camouflage orders of May 1944 required that all attack aircraft be covered in foilage green, both upper and lower sides of the aircraft. Geoffrey Pentland, of the two volume RAAF Camouflage and Markings 1939-1945
fame, believes that the DAP production aircraft were delivered in RAAF dark green;
Whereas is has been generally assumed that the stipulated foilage green color was applied universally, impeccably preserved paint samples in the author's possession show beyond dispute that on some of them at least the camouflage used was actually RAAF dark green - a genuine black-green shade not unlike the RLM 70 color used by the Luftwaffe.
Pentland notes that in the harsh environment and sun of Pacific operations the dark green went off a little and softened in color. Whether this black-green had anything to do with No.93 naming themselves the Green Ghosts or not is unknown.
Below is the Spookus Sneakinus logo that was painted on Squadron Leader D. Gulliver's Beaufighter.
Below is Draks Daughter.
Source: RAAF Camouflage and Markings 1939-1945 Volume 2, Geoffrey Pentland
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