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    Default Trying to convert coordinates in operations record book

    I have been reading the diary of my Mum's brother that was killed on active service with the RAF in 1944, that I am named after.

    I have downloaded the operations record book for his squadron that reports the crash of his plane but the coordinates don't tally with any map references that I can find.

    They are shown as 12o20N and 44o03E, can anyone help me to work out where these coordinates refer to.

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    Mad max

    If you provide a name and date I am sure people on here should be able to provide more info

    Paul

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    If you have transcribed the lat/long correctly

    12o20N and 44o03E

    12 20 N 44 03 E

    is in the sea midway between Aden and Djibouti.

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

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    They used a 'number of the day' which then had to be subtracted from the lat/long. I noticed it in 1 Group instructions from March 1944.

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