Flash Message Form for World War II Civilian Aircraft Observation Posts, 1940s

Flash Message Form for World War II Civilian Aircraft Observation Posts, 1940s

Transcript

FLASH MESSAGE FORM

Call your telephone central and say: "ARMY FLASH ____________" (Give your phone No.)

Central will connect you with an Army Information Center.

When you hear: "ARMY, GO AHEAD PLEASE", you say: "FLASH" and continue message you have checked on form below, in the order indicated:

1 Number of Airplanes

__________

(Number)

Few

Many

2 Type of Airplanes

SINGLE MOTOR

BIMOTOR

MULTI-MOTOR

3 Were Airplanes Seen or heard?

SEEN

HEARD

4 Altitude of Airplanes

VERY LOW

LOW

HIGH

VERY HIGH

5 Your Observation Post Code Name

6 Direction of Airplanes from O.P.

NW N NE

W E

SW S SE

If airplanes were directly over O.P. Cover Columns 6&7 by reproting: "OVERHEAD"

7 Distance of Airplanes from O.P.

_________

(Miles)

8 Airplanes Headed Toward

NW

N

NE

W

E

SW

S

SE

Omit if it will cause delay in report.

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series 419, Box 35, Folder 7

Description

Blank form used by civilian aircraft observers to facilitate accurate reporting of airplanes flying over Florida during World War II. Observers were directed to record information about the passing aircraft and then immediately report to the United States Army by telephone.