Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
The majority of M.Dale Newton's Red Ball stock was lost in a catastrophic fire at his Medford, OR "plant" in c. 1943; the result being that production of so many of his original kits, printed sides, and parts was not resumed after business resumed. This little-remarked watershed event (memorialized in a series of continuing small advertisements in the MR of the time) has both frustrated as well as presented challenges to modelers attempting to either identify or search for these older models and sides.
Of course, anything Red Ball with Howell Day's name on it postdates that episode by at least a decade.
Denny S. Anspach, MD