I am having a bit of historical conflict of info on the color of the matte finish on the B-24. I am talking about the anti-glare paint forward of the pilot/copilot windshield.
All profiles I have seen of 8th AAF craft are ODF. All the profiles I have seen of 15th AAF craft are flat black, plus I have read a quote that beginning in about '44 the craft came from the factory with NMF with black anti-glare shields.
Hmm, I wonder if when they stripped the paint off the original ODF aircraft rather than repainting the shield black they left that portion of paint on the craft ODF
Anybody have the definative answer? Maybe there isn't one.