Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
LOT 767-300ER, a note on the paint job on the TBM is your picture. The paint scheme was one used by the U.S. Navy around the beginning of WW II. The only TBM's (TBF's actually), that might have had this paint scheme in combat, would have been the 6 airplanes that were used in the Battle of Midway in June, 1942. They flew their missions from Midway Island. After that, the Navy paint scheme went to a dark blue with no red circle (meat ball) in the center of the star. It was felt that the meat ball could easily be mistaken for the red circle used by the Japanese. The airplane is authentic, but the paint scheme is not. Ex-President Bush's airplane would have been in the later paint scheme.