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    Re: Amelia movie
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2009 Nov 17, 09:23 -0800

    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.
    glapook@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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