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    In reading the service record for one of my Ferry Command men, I see that they used letter codes to designate destinations. From his flight assignment card I have figured out what some of them were, but there is one that I can't find.

    Here is his itinerary:

    3 Sep 1942 Elizabeth City, NC 4 Sep 1942 PBY FP201
    4 Sep 1942 B? 7 Sep 1942 B?
    7 Sep 1942 Gander 9 Sept 1942 Gander

    Can anyone tell me what B might represent? It's obviously en route from North Carolina to Gander.

    In the service record, Elizabeth City seems to be destination "L" and B seems to be coded "K".

    Gander seems to be destination "A" and then he's off to the UK, which is written as UK.

    On the return leg, he is shown as leaving "E" (in UK?) and returning to HQ, which appears to be Montreal (Dorval).

    Does anyone have a copy of Ocean Bridge or know of another source that might hold the keys to this code?
    David

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    Hello,

    B - In all probability = Boucherville, Quebec (on the St Lawrence River, near Montreal).

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th August 2012 at 10:53.

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    Thanks Col, that makes eminent sense for a flight involving a PBY.

    By the by, Boucherville is listed as abandoned in 2007. It would be interesting to know a bit more about the history of the base.
    David

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