Mayday! Setting & Symbolism

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First Attempt

NUMA's ship that is harbored off the coast of the Greek island of Thasos.

German Albatros

WWI fighter biplane, bright yellow with Maltese Cross markings identified as an Albatros D-3.

Brady Field

Air Force Base on Thasos Island in the Mediterranean theater of operations. It was built under a treaty with the U.S. government and the Greek government in the late 1960's, permanently staffed with ten F-105 Starfighter Jets and two C-133 Cargomaster transports.

Control Tower

Where the air traffic controller watches for air traffic on Brady Field.

Island of Thasos

Greek island in the Aegean Sea, sixteen miles across the water from Greek Macedonia.

Maltese Cross Markings

The black markings used to identify the yellow biplane as a WWI German plane.

Little Black Notebook

The small book the sergeant in the opening scene carries in his breast pocket to mark off the remaining 54 days...

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