Douglas SBD3 - June 4-6, 1942 - USS Enterprise - Scouting Six - Dusty Kleiss - S-7
I'm trying to replicate this SBD3 as flown by Dusty Kleiss during the Battle of Midway. He was the only SBD pilot to land his main bomb (500 lb) on three different Japanese warships (Kaga, Hiryu and Mikuma). He flew with Scouting Six and his aircraft was S-7.
I have two questions regarding the placement of the plane number on the fuselage and the white slash(s) on the rudder. I've seen two different renditions of these placements after searching through the internet.
- Pic 1 - Has plane # (S-7) in front of the star and two slashes on the rudder.
- Pic 2 - Has plane # (S-7) behind the star and a single slash on the rudder.
Can someone tell me if one or the other is correct?