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Old 07-12-2016, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Communications with airfields during WWII

Looking for information about air-to-ground radio communications with airfields for both sides (Allies/Germany) during WWII. What kind of requests were in use, etc.
I'll be very appreciated for any help.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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Are you including ground-to-air in this request?

(I am assuming the devs are already familiar with the Dowding System?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowding_system
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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This might help get an idea of the basic procedures the pilots were trained on... at least for the US. I'm sure the comms at the front were a bit more rudimentary.

https://books.google.com/books?id=XTyBFuWtesUC
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To be sure: looking for voice communications between pilots and ground control, not a radar detection.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:34 PM   #5
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Were the two mutually exclusive? IIRC, RAF fighter pilots were vectored (via voice comms) from ground control to intercept enemy aircraft.

From a wartime RAF perspective, if you are after ATC procedures then AP3024 might be what you are looking for. I don't have a copy of that volume myself though, sorry.

Let me check what I do have though...
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As technology advanced through out the was so did the radio systems with VHF radio coming in in time for the Battle of Britain

http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spit...d-aerials.html


Oh and don't forget to collect your homing pigeon too...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peop...a2401480.shtml

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Before take-off we were told to collect a Homing Pigeon, "just give him a ride." We duly reported to the Pigeoneer who selected our pigeon. The chosen bird was immediately replaced in his cage, with his mate in full view, giving him ample incentive to return home at the first opportunity! We didn't have to wait long!

Some more info, including links to war time film, on radio operation by VMARS.
http://www.vmars.org.uk/Film_Recordings

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Old 07-12-2016, 06:41 PM   #7
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Maybe usefull

L.Dv 421 Funkvorschrift der Luftwaffe
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3P...ew?usp=sharing


Deckwortverzeichnis Jägersprechverkehr (german brevity codes)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3P...ew?usp=sharing
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Oh and don't forget to collect your homing pigeon too...
Is the Flight Model for the pigeon done yet?
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Is the Flight Model for the pigeon done yet?
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Is the Flight Model for the pigeon done yet?
Yes.... But for the wrong octane. We'll want the figures upped a bit if we want a properly modeled 1944 pigeon.
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