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#4383942 - 10/09/17 01:58 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the stats Banjoman and happy thanksgiving to you too, DC.


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#4383954 - 10/09/17 04:03 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4384166 - 10/10/17 02:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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The DID Centenary Challenge Commendations Officer is pleased to present the following awards.


To pilots of the Entente Alliance

225 Hours Medal presented to: Fullofit, (Squadron Commander Cyrus Gold).


To pilots of the Central Powers

100 Hours Medal presented to: Fullofit, (Hauptmann Aldi Schwarzkopf).
25 Hours Medal presented to: Raine, (Leutnant Franz Holzhauer).


Well done Gentleman, you make your respective countries proud! You may pick up your spiffing new gongs on the table below.

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#4384193 - 10/10/17 05:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lou,

Thanks so much. Franz will likely trade his to a camp guard for some bread and cheese, but it's the thought that counts. Wonderful to see you checking in!

#4384219 - 10/10/17 07:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4384240 - 10/10/17 09:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ok Lou, I suspect Carrick would rather have food stamps for his pilots instead of gongs. What do you think? biggrin


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Food stamps it is then. biggrin

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11 Jun 1917 @ 05h01 Patrol to the lines west of Lille

Godfrey awoke to the heat of the sun shining through the window of his room. He stretched, threw the covers off and stepped to the window. What he saw brightened his heart. Not a single cloud in the sky. It was like a dream and he couldn’t remember when he had last seen a sky like that. Checking his watch he decided he had just enough time to get a hot cup of tea and a couple of boiled eggs from the mess while on his way to briefing. As he hustled into his flying suit his mind wandered on what the day might bring. He suspected the Hun OP would be out in force and that generally meant the escorts would be also. He hustled across the field making a quick stop at the mess and then on to the briefing room. Most of the men were already taking seats and he joined them just as the C.O. entered and took his place on the platform at the head of the room.

The briefing was rather quick with an indication that winds would be very light at 3 kn from the WNW with clear skies forecast for the whole day.

Godfrey was again assigned to lead “B” flight composed of Berkeley on wing, Caldwell, Lloyd, Horn, Fry and Pope.

“A” flight was assigned top cover and composed of Bishop, Scott, Soden and Ruthereford.

The flight was in the process of forming up north of the field at 05h13, having achieved an altitude of 5600 ft when Godfrey noted 5 Hun scouts high off his port wing that appeared to be escorting a two seater OP. Godfrey took the flight on a pursuit, recognizing there was significant height to gain and it was apparent the scouts were not yet interested in playing. The Huns turned NE in the direction of Loos. By the time “B” flight had gained the advantage of height, they were near Loos and it was then the Hun scouts turned into the approaching N23’s. There was much circling and jostling for position by both sides as the event drifted SSW.

Godfrey was able to identify the scouts as Albatros DIII’s of Jasta 20 as they climbed circling to meet the N23’s. Godfrey waited for the last DIII in the schwarm and then moved in on it’s six loosing an erratic volley that had little effect. He pulled out climbing and noted he had drawn the attention of four of the scouts who were all jostling for a chance to shoot him down.
One of them had gained a good position quartered on and raked his port rudder while Godfrey was trying to climb out in a port turn. It, was now Godfrey’s primary concern, and he gave it full attention. The rest of the DIII’s were still focused on Godfrey but Godfrey noticed the rest of his flight just off his starboard wing, coming in on the attack and that was a decided relief.

Godfrey stayed high waiting for opportunities to hit and climb back out.
He chased off his primary attacker and having done so, noted two more circling for an opportunity to strike him. Each of these was driven off. Godfrey had allowed himself to loose some altitude and in regaining it he climbed out to attack another DIII that had some height advantage and he did so successfully but failed to maintain it and the Hun sent several more volleys into Godfrey’s port rudder in a head on attack. This damage began to tell on the ability of the N23 to make a tight turn. His craft was somewhat sluggish. Somehow he was able to coax enough out of his bird to maintain a circling pattern with the Hun, neither one gaining on the other. The Hun finally tired and pulled away in a climb, quickly out distancing the N23. Godfrey gave chase firing a few rounds in desperation but the Hun would not turn back. The whole affair had been terribly unproductive and Godfrey was frustrated with his waste of opportunity and performance.

Godfrey circled to find he had drifted over Houplin airfield and that several of his mates were down there chasing DIII’s. Godfrey joined them and picked out a Hun circling to land. He would take out his frustration on this one. It was not an easy exercise as his N23 was sluggish in the turns but he was determined to get one of those birds before going home, or die in the process.
After several volleys and several turns he finally closed right up on the tail of the DIII and put rounds into the engine, stopping the prop. This one would be a forced down and this was enough to satisfy his frustrations.

He circled just outside the airfield and spotted Fry heading home. He joined him and they flew to La Gorgue. Godfrey had to fight with his mount in landing and he bounced several times before running out to the end of the field. Any landing he could walk away from was a good one in his eyes and this was a tad better than some he had seen.

He walked around his craft, noting all the holes in his port rudder and stabilizer. It was then he realized just how lucky he was. One of the cables was frayed with only three strands holding it together. It took a little of the wind out of his sails as he walked to the R. O. to report in and lay his claim. He could only hope Fry had seen it.

Lloyd, Horn and Pope were already there reporting in. Both Lloyd and Pope had suffered an estimated 2 days worth of damage repair to their craft and Godfrey would be adding his N23 to the list. Berkeley had crashed about 10 miles from La Gorgue totally destroying his craft but unhurt himself
Caldwell had suffered a light wound to his left temple which was just a graze but his craft also fell short of the field and was destroyed. Horn laid a claim for three Huns and Fry had two. Both confirmed Caldwell had downed one and as luck would have it Fry had also noted Godfrey’s shoot out with the Hun at Houplin. The flight had accounted for seven Albatros DIII’s for two lost N23’s and that was not a bad accounting for the days effort. Unfortunately three craft would be tied up in repair for a couple of days.



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#4384274 - 10/11/17 12:03 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, you need to eat something.
Lou, thanks for the bling, but I'm afraid Cyrus will be receiving it posthumously.


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#4384282 - 10/11/17 01:43 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Robert, very nice video. You showed great patience and skill handling a persistent Hun. I learn every time I watch your episodes.

Well, it looks like I will get to take a little break from Geoffrey's campaign. He is out for 11 days...

Diary of 2/Lieut. Geoffrey Corderoy, RFC
Part 6: 8-10 June 1917

8 June 1917


First flip for me is the second patrol of the morning, just before seven. Pratt leads five machines, including Marley and me. We are to marry up with three Strutters who are dropping bombs on a particular building just behind Messines Ridge. This is the first I have seen of the great battlefield, and I am staggered by the immense craters left by the mines yesterday. I am told that thousands of miners toiled for a year here.[1] One feels sorry for the Huns – really. One minute they are chewing on their black bread and sausage and the next they are ghosts. The ridge itself is gone and the craters are huge, like the calderas of a chain of volcanos.

From 8000 feet it is impossible to tell friend from enemy. There is no grey or khaki here, just the same muddy brown. We cross into Hunland and a large formation of Albatri rises from the direction of Menen to meet us. Our wards get the wind up, drop their bombs, and turn for home. We follow them and I for one am thankful.

The afternoon sees a squadron show. This time we escort three BE2s south towards Oppy to take photographs. There is a great deal of Archie and Pratt, who is flying the red leader streamers again, jinks one way and then the other and changes height every few seconds. I am concerned that I cannot check the sky about because I am too busy not bumping into other Pups. The BEs finish their business and turn west. We see no air Huns at all, but C Flight is a couple of miles behind us and get into fisticuffs with some of the new Albatros DVs. Pups are no good with these Hun scouts down low and we are lucky to have everyone return, although every machine is badly shot about.

9-10 June 1917

I am writing this on 10 June from the Highland CCS at Merville. [2] Yesterday morning I was on standby. Just before six we were sent off to the Messines area – complaints of low-flying Hun scouts dashing over the lines. We arrived at 6000 feet and quickly spotted five Albatri down low. I picked one and closed on him, firing only when down to 100 yards. I fired about 50 rounds before breaking off. The Hun was clearly damaged and there was a faint stream of vapour from his machine. But just as I came about to finish him off tracer flew past. I had a new partner and was forced to spin away. Both Huns made good their escape.

I turned west to re-cross the lines and spotted a lone Albatross low over the mud. He didn’t see me and my first burst stopped his propeller and forced him to land. I watched as the machine nosed over in a shell crater. The exact location was a bit uncertain, but it was a little north of the Lys. Unfortunately, a machine gun company also laid claim to him and my claim was not accepted. All I can say is that I saw my rounds strike home and I saw the Hun immediately nose down.

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" I watched as the machine nosed over in a shell crater."

Just after noon we were up again, this time shepherding some RE8s on a photo shoot near Loos. Joske led Luxmoore, Dimmock, Baragar, and me. We arrived on our beat and the Harry Tates turned south to begin their work. Within a couple of minutes, Joske waggled his wings and began to dive. Five Albatri were climbing to meet us. One of them got the wind up and turned east and I was on him in seconds. But just as I had him lined up there was a horrifying whack-whack-whack-CRACK. A second group of Huns had surprised us!

The “CRACK,” by the way, was a Spandau round knock a chip off my left knee and rather spoiling my fug boots. Being shot is an entirely new experience. One does not feel it for the first few moments. It is a sensation not unlike being thrown from a horse. For a few minutes one does nothing. Then the pain starts. That is what happened. I spun down to 500 feet and dashed back over the lines as all of Hundom opened fire on me. Luck was with me, though and I reached safety. Before I saw the Lys, though, the pain began. I was slipping in and out of consciousness but managed to stagger over the treetops and pancake onto the field back at La Gorgue.

They got our “meat waggon” to bring me to the CCS in Merville, where after waiting several hours in a great deal of discomfort a tired medical officer, an RAMC major, came to see me.

“Flying Corps, I hear,” he began. I nodded

“Did you fall?” he asked. Perhaps it was logical to him. Within minutes, however, I was on an operating table and out cold. When I awoke it was dark and the knee hurt like the blazes. Apparently the round shattered the kneecap but left the working parts fairly intact. I’m told that my hopes of a tennis career are done for. The good news is that I have the leg and ought to be on my feet in two or three days.

Joske visited and brought my pajamas, tunic, shaving kit, and a bottle of whiskey (which I am compelled to hide if is not to be confiscated). He also brought the news that Marley had not returned and Thompson had spent much of the day calling other squadrons to see if he had put down somewhere.
Today Normie Dimmock came to visit and told me that we had heard from the balloon lines that a Pup had gone down behind enemy lines near Annoeullin. Poor Marley.

The CCS is located in the town hall of Merville, not far from La Gorgue. I feel a bit of a fraud looking at all the PBI [3] around me, many with horrendous wounds. I must get out of this hall. There is apparently a hall upstairs for recovering patients. It has armchairs and tables, a library, games and so forth. I am anxious to get back on my feet. The medical officer tells me I will be hors de combat for at least ten days, and will likely walk with a stick after that.

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"The CCS is located in the town hall of Merville...."

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[1] Nineteen mines were fired on 7 June 1917 along the Messines sector. Nearly a million pounds of explosive were detonated.

[2] 51 Casualty Clearing Station, also known as the Highland CCS, was located at Merville from May 1917 until the spring of 1918.

[3] Poor Bloody Infantry.

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#4384289 - 10/11/17 02:58 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hi, all

Good stories as always.

Fullofit: Cyrus got the Chop ? I can imagine a readers reaction: https://giphy.com/gifs/mtv-the-challenge-xxx-3o7aD4PnoeelaJKo5a/fullscreen

Mr. Wiggins : My Food/ pizza seems to disappear as I play WOFF https://giphy.com/gifs/flwW8A1WUMZt6/fullscreen

RAF Lou Food Stamps : https://giphy.com/gifs/cute-dancing-39fj7g99qyD72/fullscreen


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#4384292 - 10/11/17 03:17 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the comment but if my flying was as good as your story telling Albert would not have had holes in his rudder yep


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#4384602 - 10/12/17 07:03 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Helmute von Hammer
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Bed 10.


Oct 12, 1917.

Last day, made my way over to " The Volkfest " before heading for the Front.

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I did see something that made it difficult to leave.

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#4384626 - 10/12/17 09:26 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, your pilot is having too much fun. Next time invite my pilot to come along!
Robert, I think it's time to start bugging the C.O. for new planes.
Raine, you gave me a scare over here. My imagination was already thinking the worst after the operation. I was expecting a missing limb.

Passed by FlugM Censor # 1117
Herr Aldi Schwarzkopf
Jasta 18, Marckebeeke
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13 June 1917

Lieber Aldi,
I have just received your letter and had to write back right away. I am so happy that your Jastaführer granted you leave. We will spend three whole wonderful weeks together by the seaside, basking in the warmth of the sun, enjoy a refreshing breeze and breathe the air that smells of pines and salt, not blood and gunpowder. When you wrote that we’re going to Swinemünde I nearly screamed. I can remember the Baltic Sea only as a little girl, but I drool already at the thought of tasting the smoked eel and the clam chowder again. I naturally told all my nurse girlfriends and they’re all jealous! I can’t wait. I am counting the days, especially after the recent influx of the wounded from the Messines Ridge mine explosions. I still have nightmares after the horrors of those past few days.
I was surprised of the news that your Jasta was transferred to a new aerodrome. From what you’ve described, it seems like a nice place. You must feel like a king now that you all are staying in the castle. Say hello to “king” Paul from me.
I really hope you don’t mind me asking you a favour, but I have no one else to turn to. I have not had any news from my brother Antön for some time now and I worry about him. I was wondering if you would be able to find out through the military channels what is the reason he keeps so quiet. I hope he is alright and simply neglecting his little sister. I know it is a lot to ask, but you are my last hope. He is stationed at Morchingen with Jasta 32.
Well, I need to get back to work. Still some rounds to do and I have to start packing. I can’t believe we’ll soon see each other! Please do be careful and take care of yourself.

Liebevoll, Käte

P.S.
After so many times you’ve asked me, I have finally had a photograph taken and am now including it with this letter. Hope you like it.

XOXOX

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And assemble the engine again."
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Oh Aldi, Aldi, Aldi!! I'm afraid what Kate has in store for you will fog your mind for some time to come when you return to Marckebeeke!


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Amazing stuff everyone! No time to write lately, but Andrew is still going strong. He must have scared off the huns with that first kill, becuse he has seen nothing but empty skies since. The only thing of note was watching his wingman (ace level with many kills) pitch nose down after takeoff and splatter over a field.

Ben Kincaid is still enjoying hospital life to the greatest extent possible. The food is bland and the nurses leave something to be desired, but at least he is breathing.

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Oct 13. 1917.

I took the Jasta Hack machine to get a new Flying Kit from JG Hq Supply during the early morning. Posted to afternoon flight flying defense of our Balloons. Our 5 a/c got into it from six Spad's dropping down from the sun. We lost 1 machine and must have damage all the Frenchmen. I shot off 400 rds , but couldn't bring down anything.

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Dark Canuck: How long is he down for ?

#4384837 - 10/13/17 07:19 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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So frustrating. Now that I've had a bit of time to fly my DiD pilot remains on the ground. He'll be back late next week at least. Fullofit, I don't think British nurses are made of the same stuff at all!

Diary of 2/Lieut. Geoffrey Corderoy, RFC
Part 7: 11-17 June 1917

11 June 1917


The left knee hurts like hell. The surgeon dropped by today and sat on the side of the bed to enjoy one of my cigarettes. I have just received in a package with ten tins of The Greys, so I’m quite the tobacco millionaire these days. Apparently my wound is not too serious. The kneecap was badly smashed about, although the underlying framework and plumbing is fairly sound. They have left the wound open and I have a rubber tube that drips an antiseptic liquid into the knee night and day. They have some form of metal torture device clamping the leg to the bed so that I can’t roll over on it at night, but the device causes more discomfort than the wound. If all goes well they should close me up in a couple of days and shortly after I can try to walk.

I shall remain here in the CCS at Merville for the duration. It is so close to the squadron that they prefer not to transfer me to Boulogne only to have to send me back a few days later.

Pratt dropped by with the latest gossip. Weather has been bad, so I’m not missing much. MacDonalds put down an Albatros the other day. He has left me a bag of letters to censor by morning, just in case I felt the need to be useful.

12 June 1917

It is indeed a small world. A VOD nurse came around yesterday offering drinks. I ordered a bottle of Bass. She took a look at me and immediately said, “Young Mr Corderoy. What on earth have you done to yourself now?” The face was vaguely familiar but it did not connect as often happens when you meet someone out of the usual context. It was Sally Hutchins, the postmaster’s daughter from Wallingford. She and her parents had been guests at our house on a few occasions. Her father served with mine somewhere, if I’m not wrong. She has been in France three months and is very fed up with it all. It was very nice to chat with someone from home, especially someone female. I’m not much of a ladies’ man at the best of times and I found it difficult to maintain composure when my bare leg is on top of the sheets and poking out of a rather short nightshirt. I suppose I was not tremendously coherent.

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VOD nurses at Merville. Miss Hutchins, third from left, standing

13 June 1917

The wound was closed today. I have been very lucky, or so they said to me. There was no sepsis and the worst that is likely is that I should be left with a slight limp. And excused kneeing in church, so there’s a bonus.

14 June 1917

Today I was allowed to walk, which hurt a great deal. Worst of all was being made to climb a long staircase, for I was moved to the ambulatory section upstairs this afternoon. Began to read Of Human Bondage. It’s much ballyhooed, but I have put it down and picked up Buchan’s Prester John. Much more to my liking.

15 June 1917

Able to get about a bit better today and find some benefit from using a stick. The nurses require me to do exercises that involve bending at the knee. It is excruciating but necessary. Miss Hutchins comes about each day with my Bass, but spends little time. Ah well, she is a bit older anyway.

Normie Dimmock dropped by late in the afternoon with big news. Some of the chaps who have been out since the squadron was on two seaters are being posted to Home Establishment. We shall be saying farewell to Pratt and Heath, Marchand, Luxmoore, and Thompson, our Recording Officer. Thompson came out as an observer and will be training as a pilot. Blasted luck, missing the binge that this will entail!

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Interesting report . It has good detail.

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