Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

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OPERATIONS

January 26, 1918.

VICE ADMIRAL SIMS

TRANSLATION

OPNAV 2486

(BOX)Following method of marking aircraft approved by

Secretary of War and Secretary of Navy1 Quote Wings-Red Circle with diameter approximately equal to chord comma inner blue circles with diameter two-thirds of chord comma center white circle with diameter one-third the chord period Rudder-Vertical red comma white and blue stripes starting at the rudder post unquote 01027

OPNAV         

Source Note: Cy, DNA. RG 45, Entry 517B.

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