Re:Lt Richard G Candelaria's P51 'My Pride & Joy'
Ashley as far as I know these are the only 2 shots of J2--K, but the colour drawing is almost certainly correct; the 479th had the least colourful markings of any Eighth fighter group only having squadron colour rudders and sometimes on the lip intakes plus a polished spinner. It's right in having the serial removed, a most unfortunate practice usually. The photos were no doubt taken before his victories were confirmed hence not marked on the canopy, the favoured location in this group.
Not much to put on a decal sheet !
Incidentally the second "Aces and Wingmen" book was Danny's VOL.1 and Bill's was VOL.2.