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    Re: Amelia movie
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 Nov 17, 09:50 -0800

    Check out the phonetic alphabets at this web site:
    The 1927 alphabet remained in effect until 1938, Earhart disappeared
    in 1937.
    On Nov 17, 9:23�am, Lu Abel  wrote:
    > My father was in the US Navy during WW II and the Korean war. �I
    > remember as a child going through some of his memorabilia. �One item was
    > a deck of cards with signal flags on one side and a phonetic alphabet on
    > the other side. �The phonetic alphabet was far different than the 1927
    > one quoted by Gary. � I remember Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox. �
    > Looking at Wikipedia's article on Military Phonetics
    > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonetic_alphabet_%28military%29), I find
    > the 1952 RAF alphabet closest to what I remember. � But I believe my
    > dad's card deck used "Int" (as in "interrogatory") for "I" and used
    > something different for "N," "O," and "T" (can't remember what, though).
    > So I have to wonder whether the phonetic alphabet used in 1937 was
    > indeed the one from 1927 or had been changed.
    > glap...@pacbell.net wrote:
    > > Did anyone else notice the radioman on Itasca calling Earhart, who's
    > > call sign was �KHAQQ, �as KING-HOW-ABLE-QUEEN-QUEEN �when this
    > > phonetic alphabet had not yet been invented in 1937? The proper usage,
    > > based on the 1927 Navy Bluejackets Manual, should have been KING-HYPO-
    > > (This is where the name Station Hypo comes from for the the navy's
    > > code breaking station in Hawaii in W.W.II.)
    > > gl
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