Hawaiian Air Depot Boeing B-17E Flying Fortresses, Part IV

Pictures showing details of the Hawaiian Air Depot scheme on the wings are rare, making this view of 41-2434 particularly interesting.
Starboard side view of 41-2434. The Sperry remote turret installation and sighting bubble are obvious.  On 16AUG42 she was lost with her crew while testing flares off Australia.


Several nice screen captures of 41-2437 from Ford’s Battle of Midway documentary which show the colors of the HAD scheme on this Fortress to advantage. Note the light green on the port wing visible in the second picture, possibly Willow Green or perhaps even Interior Green?  The black rudder is unusual.


Airborne shots of 41-2437 over the South Pacific, while operating from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Ralph Morse photographs.  She survived her combat tours and was written off on 15JUN44.
A screen capture of 41-2444 on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.
Comparing camouflage details, the aircraft in these two pictures is also 41-2444. These were taken in December 1942 on Espiritu Santo by Ralph Morse.  Under the waist gunner’s position there is a row of five supports for an antenna which I have been unable to identify.


Part V here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/hawaiian-air-depot-b-17e-flying-fortresses-part-v/