Ok so may of you may or may not know about the Mystery code that a guy found on a dead WW2 pigeon in his chimney.
AOAKN HVPKD FNFJU YIDDC
RQXSR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH .
NLXKG MEMKK ONOIB AREEQ
UAOTA . RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
LKXGH RGGHT JRZCQ FNKTQ .
KLDTS GQIRU AOAKN 27 1525/6
If not then here is the article to read: HERE
I’ve been messing around with the code and there are several things to notice.
1) the first and last cipher is the same indicating a name or code word / book used. When I try to decipher this I come up with the word “BIBLE” so often it can’t be coincidence. Bare in mind this was supposed to be a pilots communication back to Bletchley Park and they used code books to help. Also the bible was probably one of the most available books around to use if he had no other material.
2)The combination letters ‘ddcrqx’ part of the 4th group and 5th group of letters interestingly come back as “AARHUS”. Now I wouldn’t have normally looked at this but from my limited military history ‘Aarhus’ in Denmark was a major WW2 place for Germans and was a target for bombing raids etc . So I’d love to know if this Sargent Stott had any missions to AARHUS. ?
3) The obvious tags as others have mentioned are the numbers 27 indicating 27 groups of code or the 27th day of the month. along with 1525/6 or 15:25 time and the 6th message sent that day.
4) The first two codes together however come up with some interesting starts if the spaces are true for the first two codes.
See below (AOAKN HVPKD) :
There are many more combinations to those and I’ve just shown a few. Some stick out more than others knowing the type of communication this was supposed to be.
Other longer combinations if taking the “BIBLE” part of the code out but to include the AARHUS location then I come up with this:
(HVPK DFNFJU YI DDCRQX SR DJHF)
TOLD AIMING BY AARHUS EH ANTI
TEMP AILING BY AARHUS OH ANTI
TEMP AIDING BY AARHUS OH ANTI
TYPE AIMING CD AARHUS OH ANTI
Or More interestingly moving one character on the first code to this (HVP KDFNFJU YI DDCRQX SR DJHF)
TED FAILING BY AARHUS OH ANTI
TED FAILING MY AARHUS OH ANTI
TOM JAILING BY AARHUS EH ANTI
TWO MAILING BY AARHUS EH ANTI
TOM FAILING BY AARHUS EH ANTI
Once interesting one I looked at was this: (HVPK DFN FJUYI DDCRQX SRDJHF)
ICED AFT FLOWN AARHUS KHALIF
Not sure where the KHALIF comes into it but keep in mind this was supposed to be a pilot and it translates to “Iced AFT flown AARHUS” …. HMmmm…
If you take the AARHUS out of the equation and see it as a red herring then you could get a more legable set from this:( HVPK DFN FJUY IDDCRQX SR DJHF)
CLOT SKY KING ASSURED MR SICK
LOFT SKY KING ASSURED MR SILK
INCH FLY LAUD EFFORTS MR FAIL
INCH SPY PLOT ASSURED MR SLIP
Some interesting things to ponder about.
MORE TO FOLLOW AS I FIND THEM