My father was an Armed Guard gunnery officer in 1942-1944 (that's his picture by my name). Remember the old coke bottles had the city name of the bottler cast into the bottom. He told me this anecdote: When a convoy came into port, in North Africa primarily, all the Armed guard officers got together and each one bought a bottle of Coke. They looked on the bottom of their bottles and the one holding bottles with cities on the bottle bottoms closest to New York to City treated all the others to their soda pop. Have you heard of this,or something similar, before?