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Mattress altitude

Discussion in 'Air War in the Pacific' started by ResearcherAtLarge, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. ResearcherAtLarge

    ResearcherAtLarge Member

    Jun 27, 2010
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    I'm working on transcribing and posting a new document; CV-19 Hancock's radar summary for March of 1945. It's more interesting than that might initially sound, but there's one thing that I haven't come across before. Two terms, actually, describing altitude. The first paragraph on page 93 says:

    I would guess that "mattress" is sea level but was not able to confirm with a google search. Popeye, according to Tailhook.net is "What you are when you’re flying in the goo," which is not a lot of help (through the fog, perhaps?)

    Anyone know or have contacts who might?
  2. mcoffee

    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

    Sep 25, 2009
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    Mattress - on the deck -sea level
    Popeye - in the goo - in the clouds, using them for cover
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