Re: SFRD Rr-30 Class Reefers From Athearn


pullmanboss <tgmadden@...>
 

Andy Miller:
BTW "The World Wonders" was not part of Nimitz's message it was the
"pad", a random phrase put on the end of the message to confuse any
Japanese cryptologist trying to break the code.
[snip]

Now for the trivia contest. What was the pad on the front of that
famous message?
"Where is the third fleet?", which was obviously a reference to the
third group of Santa Fe 50' frozen food reefers scheduled to traverse
Sherman Hill that November.

Tom Madden

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