I originally posted this on AeroScale and it was suggested to me that I contact you with it.
My plan, someday, is to build the Trumpeter Hornet and 1/48 F4F, TBD, SBD, and B-25 to go with it. Try as I might, however, I can't tell if Hornet's aircraft still had the Air Group designator (8-) still painted on them at the time of the Doolittle raid. I know the regulation to remove it wasn't issued until the end of April, but I also know that several of the Pacific carriers had already done it (though not, apparently, Enterprise). On the other hand, Hornet was brand new to the theater. What do you think?