Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 3 21:14:00 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC
<Bill.Mullins at> wrote:
> HDAS has 1942

But, in HDAS, it doesn't mean

_jet plane_


Don't the strings have to have the same meaning, in order for one to
be an antedatng of the other? It seems to me that, unless an earlier
instance of _blow job_  meaning "jet plane" is found, Bill, yooda man!

IIRC, the P[ursuit]-80 was the last one so designated. Afterward, the
designation became "F[ighter]-" and even the P-80 itself was
redesignated the "F-80."

But, since I was a mere eight years old in 1945, I may not RC.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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