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#4404568 - 02/10/18 07:40 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good going MFair

#4404573 - 02/10/18 08:01 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Kefir de Lyon
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La Melette AF
Verdun, France.
3 Victory's

Feb 10, 1918.

Big Fight today while we were over the lines. There were 2 flights of 5 or 6 e/a converging on us. Cpt Madon led us in attacking the lower left flight along with our top cover we totaled 8 a/c . I fired at long distance most of the fight then reversed and attacked numerous e/a in the swirling melee. While losing airspeed one e/a got close and 5 holes appeared in my top left wing. a wing-over and firing at more e/a as they flashed by 5 more holes appeared 10 inches behind my seat. A zoom and Chandell , finally a e/a in a perfect set up and very close Hammer Time CLICK No Ammo in Zee gun Turnover and dive for home collecting 3 holes in the low right wing and 2 in the rudder as I speed away and RTB. Esc lost 1 Spad with pilot KIA + 4 damaged but claimed 3 e/a destroyed. ( 2 went to Top Cover 1 went to 2 Section )

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#4404575 - 02/10/18 08:10 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Canuck, great story. Hopefully one of those days Collin will be able to bring his machine back to the ‘drome.
Carrick, good action shots.
MFair, what do you mean out of date Pfalz? Aldi is still waiting for his shiny new model.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4404615 - 02/11/18 03:19 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Kefir de Lyon
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Replacements came in after supper so looks like something is brewing. I might as well have fun so slipped into the Village Dance Hall with a couple of wing mates to party.

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#4404653 - 02/11/18 03:53 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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La Melette AF
Verdun, France.
3 Victory's


Feb 11,1918.

We are back into Zee Frying Pan. The Esc put up all 12 pilots led by Captainie Madon for an Aerodrome attack. It was fun if not for the bullets and cannon fire. I made 2 passes then went home as Zee Englanders say " Not my Cup of Tea " The Esc reported 1 a/c missing from the Top Cover flight of 6 Spads

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#4404765 - 02/12/18 05:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Verdun, France.
3 Victory's

Feb 12, 1918.

We were up covering Air Fields today. Spotted some dots high in the distance Maybe Zee Bosche No contact.

#4404938 - 02/13/18 04:15 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Verdun, France.
3 Victory's


Feb 13, 1918.

Got Slugged today ! Captainie Madon led our Vee of 3 a/c onto the rear of a 6 a/c enemy flight. A perfect set up, The Cpt took one and his wingman took one and down towards the deck they went in combat. Leaving 4 e/a for me, I slid in behind them in a blind spot. I was within 150-100 yads when Tac- ka Tac- ka , , tac-ka. Looking behind me, 2 Black Tailed e/a were firing. ( Top Cover ? the 2 my wingmates engaged ? Maybe 2 that we never saw and were seperated from the e/a flight ? ) Diving was my only hope, but as I dove a hail of bullets got my machine. I took a slug in the leg the rest made holes in my a/c, but I got away and landed next to a balloon encampment. The medics said 7 days in the hospital.

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#4405037 - 02/14/18 12:33 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, another close call Bud! Be careful!

Herman Heinze
Aertryke Airfield
February, 1917

Herman has only had one combat in 4 missions. Mostly line patrols to support the troops. One his second mission his flight dove on 3 RE's. He ended up in the middle of the three in a dive and got riddled with bullets. Coming back around he closed in on one as the others were taking care of the other 2. He sent it down smoking on our side of the lines. After raising his fist in the air to celebrate his 1st victory his engine started to miss and sounded like the clatter wheels of hell. He quickly found a road and made an emergency landing as his engine died.

Back at base, Digalo told him "Your attack was very brave, but stupid." Turning away he said, "You have a bit of the Cobra in you Heinze. I will have to keep an eye on you!"


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#4405039 - 02/14/18 12:48 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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My DII was confirmed last night. 1st victory. Today I lead 3 planes on a patrol of our lines near Menen. I spotted 2 observation types trying to sneak over the lines at our altitude and changed course to intercept. My guns jammed on the 1st burst. What luck. As I tried to clear my guns all I could do was watch Davies and Dallas have all the fun. I tried and tried but could not clear the jam, cussing at my luck of having to watch the other 2 take both machines down, I was soon shaken out of my doldrums with tracers flying by me. 3 Halbs had joined in and it looked like I was the prize! I went totally defensive and finally cleared my gun. I was soon on the tail of one but he would not go down. He was making for Houburdin and as I pulled up to let him go Dallas zoomed in and finished him off with 1 burst. Turning for home I found myself nose to nose with another Halb. We went round and round and boy howdy could he fly! After about 5 minuets I finally got in a telling burst and he went nose down and crashed by the field. I made my way home and filed my claim. 1 Halb over Houburdin. Tan color with black "H" on side of fuselage. No witness. later that night intel confirmed that Gotthard Sachsenberg whose plane has the same markings was shot down over Houburdin. I was awarded my second victory. Dallas and Davies both claimed one which I confirmed. It had been a good day.


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#4405050 - 02/14/18 01:54 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, I don't care about your leg. All I want to know is what nurse did you get?
MFair, congrats on the confirmed kill, and too bad about that bloody gun jam. From now on you have to load your own ammo.

Due to JJJ65's wonderful new ME addition my French pilot Adjutant Gaston Yount is no more. A bunch of Albatrosen pounced on the flight as they were taking off. Two of them went after Gaston and peppered his sorry behind. He tried to dodge, but that made it even worse. He stalled at low altitude and ploughed the nearby field. R.I.P.

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"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405077 - 02/14/18 06:42 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Sorry for Gaston, RIP.
(But this addition to ME was on your wish, Fullofit, do you remember? wink ).

#4405096 - 02/14/18 10:28 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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And I thank you for it, Triple-J. Makes the life of a pilot dangerous right from the start. Now I have to learn to survive these attacks.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405101 - 02/14/18 10:56 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ouch! Such a promising young man. Sorry for the loss Fullofit. Be careful.


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#4405245 - 02/15/18 02:07 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hospital #8
Row 2, Bed 7
3rd Floor. East wing
Rouen, France.

Feb 14, 1918.

Finally got here after a terrible truck ride from Clearing station operated by the 117th Sanitary Train of the 42nd Division. We are a mix lot here both French and Brit's. My day Nurse seems to be a perky sort so the stay might not be bad.

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I want Carrick to stay in that hospital for the rest of the war!


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405333 - 02/15/18 07:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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lol u r funny

#4405334 - 02/15/18 07:31 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Row 2, Bed 7
3rd Floor. East wing
Rouen, France.

Feb 15, 1918.


My therapist has arrived, this therapy doesn't look good.

https://giphy.com/gifs/wwe-wrestling-3oFzmpTTfofGroPw40/fullscreen




Afterwards, I went down to complain, but the receptionist said that there is a War on so Buck Up.


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#4405708 - 02/17/18 08:13 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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3rd Floor. East wing
Rouen, France.


Feb 17, 1918.
Been walking around good enough to join the Brit 's for a walk in the park next to the Hospital



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#4406060 - 02/19/18 02:46 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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3rd Floor. East wing
Rouen, France.

Feb 18, 1918.

Oh no , my night nurses just came on and they always want to play games.


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#4406273 - 02/20/18 11:35 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, I was going to suggest you find a way to stay till the end of the war but after seeing your night nurse maybe you should get back to the front as soon as possible.

I have been catching up on my flying and will update my pilots. Hopefully today.


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