Douglas B-18 Bolo in the Hawaiian Air Depot Scheme

A bad day for B-18 37-002 in the HAD scheme.  Four colors are visible on the nose, and a close inspection shows another color separation just aft of the second small window on the fuselage. The port aileron is a replacement and will need replaced again, as will the rudder.   Like many modelers, my first exposure to the HAD scheme was in Dana Bell’s excellent Air Force Colors series.  This photograph is printed in Volume 3, page 10.  Bell cites the incident as taking place at Hickam Field in May of 1943.