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    Re: Using "hack" as a verb
    From: Jacob M. Huffman III
    Date: 2018 Nov 25, 21:03 -0600
    In answer to the question about casual conversations-- the bomb aimer (normally referred to as the radar navigator, or simply radar) and the navigator had those conversations in less stressful parts of a flight.  Every bomb run was stressful, whether training or combat.  Absolutely correct and professional was our minimum standard once we left the initial point (IP) for the target.  Those lessons were hard learned in the Second World War and remain true even today.

    On Sun, Nov 25, 2018, 7:03 PM David C <NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com wrote:
    Jacob wrote
    In the days of Vietnam and the world of combat missions in B-52s, my recollection is that the word hack was reserved exclusively to mean "release weapons."
    We never used it for setting watches.
    Did the bomb aimer and the navigator ever have a casual conversation while flying over the continental US?
    Two more meanings -
    From the horse racing industry "The Apple and McDonalds Hack Handicap".
    From CN   "I am hacked off waiting for the sky to clear for a noon sight".

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