Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Invasion stripe markings for storming San Francisco.
Looks like a roll of Life Savers!
My dad saw some of these paint jobs, but on B-17's.
Assembly aircraft had a specific task to perform and were essential in getting extremely large formations on their way.War History "The Colorful Formation Ships of The Mighty Eight" has some great photos.Flickr "Formation Assembly Aircraft: "You Cawn't Miss It!" and "The Striped Ape." is a good articleOf course Pinterest has great photos "17 Best images about American Assembly Ships Dave