1943 Army Slang Dictionary (Part 1)(LONG!!)
millerk at NYTIMES.COM
Tue May 11 14:44:38 UTC 1999
There are several hits to be found on "Project Yehudi" on the web. This one
from the Defense Web by Bill Sweetman:
"Fundamentally, there is nothing new about visual stealth: it was first
the 1940s, under the US Navys Project Yehudi. This involved the fitting of
lights to anti-submarine patrol
and attack aircraft, to match their luminance to an overcast sky and make
them harder for U-boat
lookouts to detect."
Still can't find anything else about the Colonna connection. Dickson's War
Slang dictionary likens a Yehudi to a gremlin - and mentions the Menuhin
connection as well. May not be scholary - but it makes sense.
Kathleen E. Miller
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