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#7382 2018-05-16 18:37 GMT-5 hours    
Hello, all:

I'm hoping some experienced aviators might be able to assist with this. I have a Report of Aircraft Accident on a B-17 from 1943. In that report, reference is made to a plot of an aircraft at "52' - 30"W - 49' - 40"N" (which may or may not be the missing aircraft). The aircraft took off from Gander, Newfoundland and the minutes/seconds in the report are very near the airport. The thing that causes me to question the location is that the area is also within 52W and 49N. I can't seem to rationalize replacing degrees with the minutes symbol (apostrophe), and on the other hand, it seems like an awful big coincidence that the actual plot would be 5252'30"W x 4949'40N.

Does anyone have any insight into how radar plots might be documented?

Thanks in advance,
Rich

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#7383 2018-05-19 05:30 GMT-5 hours    
No idea sorry ...

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