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    Radler de Aquino and Arthur A. Ageton
    From: Dave Ohlman
    Date: 2011 Aug 16, 22:55 -0700


    A few years ago I acquired a book of nautical and aeronautical tables by Radler de Aquino. It appears to be a collection of smaller volumes all bound into one hardcover binding (bound in 1943). The tables are primarily in Portuguese, with some being in English. The inside bears an inscription from de Aquino to "Commander Ageton of the US Navy."

    The information that I've been able to find online about these fellows is quite basic and scant. I know Ageton died in 1971, having been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. I've discovered that de Aquino was the first naval attache to the Brazilian embassy in Washington, D.C. My understanding is that both de Aquino's and Ageton's methods of dead reckoning (I think that's what it's called) were quite valuable to the U.S. Navy during WWII.

    That's about the extent that I've been able to find out. I'm curious as to what, if any, kind of relationship they had to each other. And why did I find a book signed by Aquino, and presumably owned by Ageton himself, in the bottom of a box of used books in a thrift store in South Carolina?

    Any information that anyone could provide regarding these guys would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

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