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    Re: Celestial Navigation
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2013 Oct 19, 00:30 -0700
    Leading airplanes (pathfinders) mostly used "radio range" to navigate and once obove the target they had to visually identify it.

    On Saturday, October 19, 2013 2:06 AM, Gary LaPook <garylapook@pacbell.net> wrote:

    Yes they used celestial navigation and, by the end of 1944 many LORAN - A stations had been established and that became another method for when the sky was obscured. They also used celestial navigation during the Viet Nam war to cross the Pacific and on bombing missions from Guam.





    From: Michael Martin <fdny8251{at}aol.com>
    To: garylapook{at}pacbell.net
    Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 2:22 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Celestial Navigation

    During WW2 my Father was a Bombadier Navigator and later a Pilot on a B-24 in the South Pacific. He often flew as lead plane on night missions. My question is, what sort of Navigational equipment would he have used to find the target. And would he have used Celestial Navigation at night to locate the Drop Area.

    Thanks All and Clear Skies
    Michael G. Martin FDNY(Retired)
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