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Old 28th January 2007, 21:00
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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Mikkel,

What they are referring to is the Map Grid Reference system where they refer to the letter and series of numbers. See the website below for a description of how the system worked and a coordinates translator that gives a fairly close translation of a set of grid coordinates into a location.

http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-welcome.php

For the notation as to what areas 'B and C' were you would have to find a description somewhere in Squadron records, Wing records or hopefully recorded in a pilot's log book of what those exact areas were. I know for Tac/R pilots, areas of the Netherlands were designated by an area title that represented a reconnaissance area to be covered in a sortie - almost like a bus route.

Hope this helps.

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