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  1. Mickdoc1

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    Hi Guy
    I am reading some Morning reports from a Company with the American 9th Inf Reg and I am trying to locate the field from the Soldiers grid reference.
    I wonder if anyone could please help ma as I has tries everything.
    The Morning report states that their company was at Litteau France 63759......also mentioned is 625649.
    Both locations are from June 1944.
    Please could someone point me in the right direction of if I can find with a modern Map or need to Purchase a WW2 map.
    thanks
    Michael
     
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.How did you covert this over?I am currently researching the American 9th Infantry Reg and have a number of different fields to locate.I have one very important one to find and I was going to try to find it tomorrow.Could you try 6483-6172 this is how the soldiers have put it in the morning report.
    Michael
     
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    Thank you for this Sheldrake.
    This is fantastic but I need to be more accurate as I am looking for a field.Is there site with a better scale.I did find the map you suggested but I can not get so close.
    Michael
     
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    Just follow the directions in the website. The trick is figuring out which letter grid you need to use. 6483-6172 likely described a linear position. vT6483 is:

    49.301407,-0.908906 - Map of Cities in 49.301407,-0.908906 - MapQuest

    vT6172 is:

    49.201413,-0.943535 - Map of Cities in 49.201413,-0.943535 - MapQuest
     
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    Thank you RichT090,I've managed so work it out now.Spent a few hour last night converting some of the MR over and it's very interesting.
    You have given me a great jump start to my research so really thank you for taking time on this for me.Have a good week-end
    Michael.
     

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