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Old 30th January 2007, 17:50
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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

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Coastal Command used the RN grid for home waters.


It was said that the code was generated by drawing letters out of a hat and the random nature supports this.

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But where does one find the hat after all those years, i.e. the system must be on file somewhere.
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Old 31st January 2007, 00:03
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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

SES,
you just need to find the right hat :-)

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Old 31st January 2007, 15:59
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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Dear Mikkel,

You can use this web site http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-translator.php

You follow the explainations to find the appropriate grid (and the appropriate square) and to find the good letter to add before the coordinates that are written in the MACRs. For example, L1660 in the MACR becomes vL1660 with the French Lambert Zone 2 grid.

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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Dear Ross,

Thank you for the information. The USAF used the identical system during the SEA War 1960/70. I found this nomenclature describing coordinates for locations 12th TFW F-4C aircraft attacked. Always wondered how this system worked and now I know.

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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Okay, what about these codes that reference Noball sites?

A/15A and XI/A/40

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Old 21st May 2010, 00:38
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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Hello Stephen
What you have are NOBALL numbers.
XI/A/15A - Target No. Z.3026 Croisette (Type A, Ski Site)
50˚21’25’’N, 02˚15’50’’E
XI/A/40 - Target No. Z.3043 Ligescourt/Bois De St. Saulve (Type A, Ski Site)
50˚17’25’’N, 01˚51’25’’E

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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Andy,

That is great stuff, wowee. Thanks.


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Old 24th August 2010, 23:54
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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Hello,

Can someone please tell me the actual placenames and/or Lat-Long where the following two codes are in Italy ?

Q-7196
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M-852162

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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Alex
Using the link provided in this thread you'll get

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?l=44.01...11.14174673141

for the first code (wQ7196 / North Italy Zone).

The second would translate into

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?l=44.226185004227&g=12.562125123593 (its at sea)

for this one (wM852162 / North Italy Zone), but I would not know if that is at all the case.

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Re: Area position codes on the continent 1944

Hello Mikkel,

Many thanks for the swift and correct reply for both numbers.
I never seem to be able to get the correct place and always end up with somewhere in the USA when I seek some place in Germany or Italy.
Again many thanks.
In the event these two numbers/places were not the one I seek, but were for an A36 and a B25, I seek a P38 further North in the San Lorenzo Di Sebato area.

Thanks again
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