National insignia on original aircraft that ferried to England
I have the aircraft history card for B-24H-1-FO, 42-7488. It was an original aircraft of the 578BS that went to England when the 392BG transferred to the 8AF. This aircraft was picked up at Topeka, KS. on August 6, 1943 and arrived at Wendling, England on August 22, 1943. I know that during that time frame the official national insignia was a white five pointed star inside a blue circle with white recognition bars and a red surround along the edges of the entire insignia. Can anyone say for sure which form of national insignia was painted on these original aircraft?
This aircraft was shot down on October 8, 1943 during the Vegasack mission shortly after rallying away from the target. Capt. John Buschmann's crew, MACR 880, 2 KIA, 8 POW.