The distinctive black and white markings
on this aircraft are typical markings for Allied aircraft operating over
Europe after D-Day.
By this time, the Allies had almost complete
dominance of the air, with most German aircraft flying only over Germany,
protecting cities and military targets.
Apart from German anti-aircraft fire, the
biggest threat to Allied planes was "friendly fire" from their own forces,
so they painted the planes in this way as a warning to their own troops
not to shoot.