Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Jul 25 19:54:09 UTC 2011

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Some other earlyish cites

_Aerospace Safety_ July 1968 v 24 n 7 p 17 col 2
"Clothing, flashlights, life preservers, snake bite kit, first aid kit,
sleeping bags - the whole nine yards.";q1=%22whole%20n

_Aerospace Safety_ Nov 1968 v 24 n 11 p 7 col 3
"The whole nine yards sit squarely on your shoulder for a minute or so,
and the IP is busy as the proverbial cat trying to tune TACAN, VOR or
advise departure control of the problem.";q1=%22whole%20n

_Approach_ Mar 1970 p 11 col 1
"Passengers then must be briefed on procedures to be followed in the
event of ditching or crash landing, what escape routes are to be used,
what rafts to use and where they are located.  The whole nine yards!";q1=%22whole%20nine%20

_Approach_ Apr 1970 p 7 col 2
"In addition to having enough fuel you should be familiar with the
geography of the field, the obstructions, lighting, runway servicing
facilities, -- in short - the whole nine yards.";q1=%22whole%20nine%20

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