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#4380564 - 09/21/17 03:04 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Afternoon. Assigned a N-11 BeBe. Twitchy type of Machine for a Scout a little faster maybe, but not completely stable . Went ahead and painted the Badge of the city of Marseille on the side.

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#4380710 - 09/22/17 02:44 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Dubois de Marseille
Sous Lt. Esc 15
Savy, Flanders.

Jan 28, 1916.

Hopped over to the Enemy Aerodrome at Houplin across from Loos. I left 2 drums there shooting at a 2 seat type. I cant say anything about damage there as we only had Machine guns. 1 of out 5 a/c was reported as missing.

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#4380716 - 09/22/17 03:35 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Mess at the Esc 15.

I was wondering about our Wine and Croissant Dolly. I hadnt seen her around .

https://giphy.com/gifs/clara-bow-Z7mF88CJIRETm/fullscreen

Some said she went more towards the Rear Areas because its less active area.

https://giphy.com/gifs/wings-clara-bow-NOWI6ZZl0Ac3m/fullscreen

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#4381108 - 09/24/17 07:48 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Dubois de Marseille
Sous Lt. Esc 15
Savy, Flanders.

2 Kills

Jan 29, 1916.

Patrol: No contact
Escort for 2 Be2's : No contact

Jan 30th

Went down town to Douai Aerodrome. They hung the last Rockets on my plane so I unloaded over the enemy sheds. The Esc lost 2 machines and pilots that day. I saw 1 of them just dive into the airfield parking ramp. The other enemy fire got him.

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#4382426 - 10/02/17 02:09 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Dubois de Marseille
Sous Lt. Esc 15
Savy, Flanders.


11 Feb 1916.

The Esc is up to full of planes and pilots so its back to ops. We have been doing unit training ( close and unguarded ) against enemy Balloons and Aerodromes but no Bosche a/c have been seen.


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#4383652 - 10/07/17 02:07 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Dubois de Marseille
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Savy, Flanders.
2 Victorys


17 Feb 1916.

3 Missions in the past few days No e/a sighted.

Afternoon Escort: Mixed it up with 3 Fokkers. I took 3 hits and was the only one of our 3 machines damaged. The Boche lost 1 a/c. I fired off 44 rds but no hits. Too Far away ? Total a/c involved 7.

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#4389942 - 11/16/17 11:59 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Introducing Capt. Blighty.
Since it seems that I can use JJJ's mission editor, I decided to make Capt.Blighty and his Be2c (HD) with 10 RFC as the only scout in the Squadron.

Chin Chin.

[Linked Image]

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make mistakes and learn from them

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#4390977 - 11/23/17 12:45 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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RFC pilots talking in the mess hall. Horace- we had a fair scrap this morning. Hendrick- no doubt, bloody loco scrap, Huns about everywhere. William- thick as flies on a wet paddy! Arnold didn't seems to mind, though. Horace- funny you mention that. Queer chap, that Hoyt (Arnold Hoyt). He never says a word, damn good at blasting Huns and their baggage, cool as a newly appointed Vestal Virgin and never... never makes a claim. William- I saw him flame two balloons after shooting up a rail yard. He doesn't waste ammo! Hendrick- trenchies reported two Albi downed the other day. I know it was Hoyt... had to be. We were to meet up with a Harry Tate but he went off for a bit of aerial R and R. That's what he called it when the CO reprimanded him. Came back to us, though, before we crossed the lines to successfully finish the junket. Giles (eavesdropping)- Hoyt is a cracker! We were to burn a big fat sausage. Hoyt 'targeted' it and sent us on our way. I was his wingie but he sent me off. He yanked his SE off toward an airfield and knocked down some Pfalz while they were trying to land. I know because when I got there two smoking holes were in the runway and I know I saw a fireball falling. I asked him later how many he got and he said he doesn't know how to count! I put in some paperwork for him but he wouldn't sign off on it. Horace- I saw him take on five Green Tails! William- really? Giles- those Green Tails are a tough lot. How'd he go about it? Horace- he dove straight in! Sent one limping home just like that (snaps fingers)! He pulls up in a... a... LOOP... for cripes sakes! Does it again. We four in the flight were pretty amazed and just watched like slack-jawed Cockneys! After a minute or two the Green Tails had enough and flew off. Hoyt didn't have a hole in his machine and had ammo left. Crikey... he can handle his bus! The mess mates sit and stare, shaking their heads...

#4393525 - 12/06/17 11:32 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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some where over the Lines

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#4393526 - 12/06/17 11:34 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Sgt Peter Blood with 54 Sq.

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#4398054 - 01/03/18 05:17 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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S! My guy survived slogging it through for over 100 missions flying Pfalz in Jasta 10 only to die in a midair with a crummy SPAD VII over the SPAD's field just as they took off on his first mission with a Fokker D-VII... bummer. : ( Oh, how he waited and waited for the new Fokkers!

#4398635 - 01/07/18 12:38 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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#4398638 - 01/07/18 01:13 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Somewhere over France

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#4398981 - 01/09/18 01:24 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks for your empathy, carrick58. LOL I think that's pretty much the reaction I had when that SPAD suddenly appeared. I actually ducked while playing when that SPAD popped into view! Tell me that isn't an 'immersion moment'! I sure wish we could command Zeppelins!

#4399068 - 01/09/18 03:23 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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No problem, the immersion is what I love about the game, besides the support from the developers and players. Ive had the Moment a few times, Ie, Trees, Mid-airs, The worst was when I placed it on auto got up for the phone and came back to find my 100 hr pilot in a smoking heap. Oh well, thats WOFF. Zeppelins now that's an interesting idea ? to put on the wish list.

#4400626 - 01/17/18 09:56 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Some where over France

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#4405064 - 02/14/18 02:57 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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An article in a local newspaper: 'Ltn. Ian McCoogle was welcomed home by his family in Scotland after successfully completing a two year tour that only ended because of the Armistice. He was wounded twice and had numerous forced landings. He triumphed over 28 adversaries in over 150 engagements and rose through the ranks to become an able and well respected flight leader. He flew 'Pups' and 'Camels'. His plans for the future are unknown but whatever is chosen we wish him the best!'

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#4410177 - 03/12/18 04:55 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Been a long time...
Man, it's been months...
A dawn patrol to the east of Loos turned up a small flight of Albatros scouts that were reluctant to engage with our superior numbers. As I bumbled around with one of them, I lost him in the ground clutter (a too common occurrence) but was able to pick up another scout from a different squadron who was all too ready to play. On my way back. I encountered another Albatros and turned to face him rather than present my back. Unusually, both were confirmed for #30 and #31...

#4410443 - 03/14/18 01:20 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Hey Gents.
I’ve survived the first 10 days of bloody April 1917 with my Pup pilot from 66 Sqd. This has included: 3 balloon attacks, 3 attacks on airfields at Erchin, La Petrie, & Riencourt some escort work and sally’s into enemy territory which caused frayed nerves and a damaged Pup. I’ve been shot up 6 times, had 2 engine failures just prior to reaching German lines & have been credited with 2 Rolands, a Halberstadt, and 2 Albatros DII’s bringing my total to 8. Action, when it occurs is fast and furious! I must admit I dread the airfield attacks the most! Members of my flight have survived our sorties and we swill ale, whiskey and enjoy raucous banter during evenings in the mess! If I survive I will request some leave in England! Maybe the weather will be foul tomorrow so I can catch up on some much needed rest....and a hangover! I will continue to persevere!

#4410445 - 03/14/18 01:29 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Hello Gentlemen

Another page in the life of 66 Sqdn during bloody April:

I have reached 17 April17 and came back alone from a balloon busting mission as my flight was bounced by 5 Albatros scouts. My poor Pup was riddled but the engine was working fine. I damaged 2 of the Albatros scouts, 1 trailing smoke as they headed east and I west with the controls of my Pup very much damaged. I managed to set her down at the closest friendly airfield, ammunition almost done, physically drained and very thirsty. Debriefing showed the whole flight of 4 survived, with a confirmed kill to our flight leader. 2 of my flight dustained injuries and have been hospitalized for 7 days. New pilots will fill the gaps for our next sortie. Bloody April continues.

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