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
2 Type of Airplanes
3 Were Airplanes Seen or heard?
4 Altitude of Airplanes
5 Your Observation Post Code Name
6 Direction of Airplanes from O.P.
NW N NE
SW S SE
If airplanes were directly over O.P. Cover Columns 6&7 by reproting: "OVERHEAD"
7 Distance of Airplanes from O.P.
8 Airplanes Headed Toward
Omit if it will cause delay in report.
State Archives of Florida: Series 419, Box 35, Folder 7
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.