NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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BG

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PHOTO CREDITS

MR. FIVE BY FIVE

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24

D

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65

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CO

42-40505

5

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531

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Port (Left) Side - Color Image

Contributor - Alan Griffith

Info Contributor - Theodore J. Williams

After we turned it in to Townsville, it became a D1 and was picked up by the 90th BG and eventually by the CCRTC (Combat Crew Replacement Training Center) at Nadzab, New Guinea.

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton

Double fives rolled with dice in craps is known as "Hard Ten". (Ten the hard way---ladies delight or women's best friend!)

Also note: In radio terminology, Americans wanted an actual rating on the volume and clarity of their transmissions. The standard "Loud and Clear" to an American had to be a "Five by Five" or a "Three by Three" depending on the reception.

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