Re:Seeking: 52nd FG, 4th FS, 12th Air Force
Hi Clint the photo of Mac's plane on p. 35 of this book says a Mk. Vc , it was actually built as a Vb with a Merlin 46 ( ie. it didn't have the stub fairings for extra cannon outboard of the existing 2 X 20mm. ).
Serial was EP965, WD--M; it has his name in typical white script by the cockpit and the "Georgia Peach" may be in black on the nose. Finish is overseas Desert Scheme with Sky or Light Mediterranen Blue undersides rather than Azure Blue ( note the very light shade).
An ID letter from a previous assignment ( probably 241 Sqn. RAF ) was painted out behind the fuselage star which has a thin yellow outline; 241 did not carry their squadron code ( RZ) on Mk.Vs but did later on Mk.IXs, their normal equipment at this time (early 1943) being Hurricanes.
EP965 was believed written off in March 1943.