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    by 1944?

    By 1944, Fletcher had command of a B-17 bomber and a 10 man crew.


    In the above, does by mean around, about, approximately 1944, until 1944 for instance, 1942 or 1943, 1944, but not beyond 1944?

    And, In my opinion, by 1944 and in 1944 are different in certainty. By 1944 can includ 1944 including 1942, 1943, but it is less certain, while in 1944 includs just 1944 itself and is more certain than by 1944.

    Am I right?

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    Re: by 1944?

    Quote Originally Posted by atssarbia View Post
    By 1944, Fletcher had command of a B-17 bomber and a 10 man crew.
    This means that, in 1944, Fletcher had control of such a crew. It doesn't say when he first gained that control - though usage tends to suggest that he only gained command in 1944.

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