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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:23 pm 
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Location: Carrollton, TX USA
I have some Individual Aircraft Record Cards with overseas destination and project codes that do not appear in any list I have. One shows an aircraft delivered to POE (Port of Embarcation) Charleston, thence to "STRUCTURE." What was STRUCTURE?

Another shows an aircraft delivered to SAD (Sacramento Air Depot?) for "Project 936" thence to "COPPER" for "Project 935." I suspect COPPER and Project 935 refer to one of the Pacific or Far East Air Forces, as the aircraft is subsequently identified as being assigned to Hawaii and was surplussed to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation from "IRON" (7th Air Force, Hawaii).

Can anyone identify these Project and Destination Codes? I have Robert Mann's book, but these codes do not appear in any of his lists.

Michael McMurtrey
Carrollton, TX

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Location: Travis AFB
Check out this list of NAVY coded locations, it may help

Locations appeared as postal code abbreviations in order to keep unit locations classified.The mystery of the codes has been solved. I was able to locate the codes for all Navy locations. NAB stands for Naval Advance Base.
Here are the codes for Navy base locations.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:09 am 
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I'd love to know too: I'm still trying to find what "SINSTPE" means! (I suspect the SINS bit may be 'strike in situ', but it's just a guess).

Incidentally I have often found that if you look at enough aircraft records, you can usually work out these codes if you know a little about the aircraft themselves: I did this with 4Fxxx and 5Fxxx project codes which related to 1954 and 1955 fighter ('F') assignments to USAFE.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:02 am 
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Location: Port Moresby, New Guinea
TEAK is Port Moresby, New Guinea
SUMAC is Fifth Air Force, Brisbane
POPPY is 13th Air Force, Noumea

"If that's a goddamn 'Jug' in front of me, you sure as heck better wiggle your wings." 80FS/8FG Cape Gloucester, December 1943. And the entire 41st Fighter Squadron rocked their wings.


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