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#4410050 - 03/11/18 03:06 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Truly my pleasure Raine. And yes, I will be in Dayton if all goes according to plan. Fingers crossed!

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#4410058 - 03/11/18 03:49 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Maeran]  
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Originally Posted by Maeran
Thanks for all the welcome backs. I've switched from Photobucket to Imgur. We'll see how well that does.

No story today, its been a busy morning and I have only had half an hour to do anything at all!

Good luck with the modelling Robert. I can model alright but I had no success gettting anything into CFS3. (And then I had to reinstall windows, couldn't get WOFF to work and it was all very frustrating). Funnily enough, I was modelling coal mine buildings, complete with spoil heaps. These would have been in active production immediately before and after the war, so very notable. Especially around Mons.

Edit: I've still got the blend file. The textures are only a quick paint. The idea was that I'd learn how to get it in game before really commiting time to painting it.

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Maeran;

Getting them into WOFF is not difficult. If you PM me we can dialogue on that. I am assuming you can use "Discreet GMAX". This version of GMAX allows you to export the model in ".M3D" format which is what CFS3/WOFF needs. Can you explain what modeling software you are/were using for those models?

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#4410087 - 03/11/18 07:31 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, Luthor seems to be doing well!

Raine, you have too much experience to be chasing Huns so low over their field. Be careful my friend.

Sgt. Jerod Jackson
43 RFC
18 missions

November 12
The weather has been horrid. I think my flight suit will go mouldy before it ever dries out! Today is a rail yard strike at Loos Junction. Turning on the 1st attack run our 4 machines ran headlong into 2 Albitri. I pulled up and saw Ryan on the tail of one and turned to fall in behind. Ryan gave him a few bursts but going too fast pulled up. I came in behind the blue and red machine and with 3 bursts his wings collapsed and down he went. We were all scattered and spotted my flight headed for home so did the same. I filed my claim at base with Ryan as a witness.

As we had not carried out the attack at Loos we were sent over again at 1600 hours to take care of the job. We really gave them what for this time. As I was forming up I took a look back and it was a burning ruin. I realize there are already 4 planes in the flight and kick myself for forming with the wrong flight! I spotted my flight forming up about a mile off and turned to join. At this time my engine started knocking something terrible so climbed out to the west. Southeast of Bethune I figured I had risked fire long enough and sat down on a road outside of town at dusk.

Arriving at base by tinder I was greeted with a bottle of fine wine. My DVwas confirmed making me an ace.

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#4410089 - 03/11/18 07:51 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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MFair: My pilot took a bullet so will be down for 7 days ( as of 10 Mar ) The SE5a's come down quick out of the Sun.

RAF Lou: We have Oct Fest in common I was there as a Birthday 21 yr old a long time back, ( on a 48 hr pass from the Army. ) , but still remember the Fun and some of the people.

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#4410090 - 03/11/18 08:08 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ward 9, Row 4, Bed 14,

Arrived and settled in then met my Nurses. Ogla and Helga



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#4410113 - 03/11/18 09:50 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Dutch, BuckeyBob and Lou. Just like Raine I'd like to thank you for the comments. Keeps me flying and posting.
MFair, that's some mistake! Good thing you were able to land on the correct side of the mud. biggrin
Carrick, Yikes! exitstageleft

12 November 1917, Harlebeke
Jasta 18

The alarm bell was still ringing in Aldi’s ears while he was wrestling the last ounce of speed out of his Pfalz, trying to gain as much altitude as possible. Enemy planes were spotted and Jasta 18 was called upon to stop them. The formation was racing west towards the Front lines, skipping along the white fluffy clouds. The Schwarmfürher was straining to check every one of those clouds for possible ambush, but the black puffs of smoke betrayed the position of the enemy long before they could surprise the German Kette. Schwarzkopf aimed his kite in the direction of Rumbeke to intercept, where angry Flak was pockmarking the sky and attempting to repel the intruders all by themselves.
Two French Strutters were at a higher altitude and already heading for the front lines after spotting the Schwarm. Aldi gave chase but realized pretty soon that he would never catch them. He turned back to get back to his own side with the rest of the flight behind him growing in frustration. They would be coming back to base with their ammunition belts full of bullets and itchy trigger fingers.
Aldi’s thoughts were already on the most direct route to the aerodrome when bullets started to whiz around and strike his upper plane. Camels! They jumped them from above while also returning back from a mission across the front lines. Maybe even an escort flight for those Strutters that got separated earlier? In any event, the fight was on. The Camel was good, sticking to Aldi’s tail until one of Schwarzkopf’s wingmates chased him off. Aldi was already engaging another scout trying to keep up with his maneuvers. He climbed, Aldi climbed as well. The Camel flipped upside down, so did Aldi.

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He then dove for the lines, but Aldi was right behind him taking potshots all this time.

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The Flak was still banging away very close by. They were north of Passchendaele by now when one of the volleys ripped through the back of the Englander.

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The Sopwith went down like a rock, crashing below with what Aldi imagined must have been a loud, blood curdling bang.

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He could only imagine it as his roaring engine was drowning any other sounds. That is until it suddenly stopped. The bloody Flak must have hit him and cut his lines at some point during the battle. Now he was sailing over the lines to reach the closest airfield. He had sufficient altitude to make it back. Strähle, who witnessed the entire dogfight was circling nearby, but Aldi waved him off to go ahead and land. They were now in friendly territory with no immediate danger in sight. Rumbeke was straight ahead. He was about to touch down just short of the field when a sudden gust of wind tipped his plane and he caught the ground with the wingtip. Thankfully it was just a graze and only the starboard wing suffered some damage.

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The ground crew will be busy tonight.

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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."
#4410126 - 03/11/18 11:44 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Fullofit, close one there Bud. Glad you made it back. As for the wrong flight, unlike the Huns, all Camels look the same! In my defence, it was the right squadron.


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#4410137 - 03/12/18 12:21 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Indeed! A very close call for Aldi!

Shades of Richthofen versus Brown in reverse, with Aldi playing the role of Brown and flak playing the role of Aussie machine gunners.

I'm glad Aldi made it through, as I have grown rather attached to him. It would have been a sad tale indeed if he was done in by ground fire from his own side, not to mention the added paperwork, investigations, and possible courts-martial of the responsible parties!

#4410156 - 03/12/18 01:45 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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MFair, as long as you can land in one piece that is alright in my book.
BuckeyeBob, thank you for your concern towards Aldi’s well-being, but as you know War is a fickle mistress. Even a young French maid with a sharp enough pitchfork could do him in.


"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."
#4410162 - 03/12/18 02:38 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Fullofit]  
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I'd be more worried about the young French maid's father!

#4410165 - 03/12/18 02:56 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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well done flight !

#4410249 - 03/12/18 05:57 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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As always, wonderful stories everyone. I finally found time to fly a bit.

Sgt Collin Sitwell
62 RFC
Cachy

11 March 1918
The Hun's have finally decided to come out and join the party! The Sqn has seen its first true dogfights the past two days! On the 10th, our boys knocked the hun bastards out of the air with impunity, scoring a total of 6 times. The "Hughes" (Hughes and Claye) claimed two Albatross D.V., Allen + Hay scoring, Cleary + Watson scoring, and Robinson + Wells claiming a further two [1]. All of that fun with no losses in return.

Today was just as successful, as Symmonds + Holmes and Hughes + Claye each put down one of those Fokker Triplanes. Harry and I claimed a Rumpler on our Turn over the lines. The Hughes are rightly chuffed, as they are now the clear claims leader in the Sqn with their 4 to our 3. I feel there will be many more opportunities before the end of this War.

I'll cut this one short as the drinks are flowing quite freely tonight!

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Capt Claye & Capt Hughes

12 March 1918
There is nothing more sobering than empty chairs in the mess. There is nothing more sickening than seeing nine empty chairs in the mess. Especially when one of them belongs to your good friend. This morning I went up on a patrol led by Capt Purdom. We saw two Rumplers on our side of the lines, doing whatever it is that Rumplers do at this time of year. Purdom signalled the attack and I followed in last, due to my position in the formation.

None of us saw them until it was much to late. A gaggle of Triplanes dove down out of the sun behind us. The first I noticed of them was the ratatatata of Spandaus firing at us. I felt a blow like a sledgehammer to my leg and I thought heard Harry make a strange grunting noise behind me. I dove for the ground at full power, trying to lose the Fokker on my tail. It was a harrowing horrible few minutes, but I managed to lose the Hun and put down beside an army camp. Harry was dead before we even landed. He was a mess. I will never forget that sight. As for me, I faired much better. Fairly minor wounds that will keep me on the ground until the 17th.

All of this was child's play compared to what happened later. Capt D.S. Kennedy took up a nine plane patrol to check the lines for Huns. He led them right into the Circus. Richthofen and his friends had a field day with the green pilots. Kennedy and his observer Lt Gill were shot down in flames. Three other crews went down on the wrong side of the lines and we have received no word as to their fate [2].

While most of the Sqn is morose, Hughes and Claye are more angry that I have ever seen. They have sworn revenge on the Circus and plan on going out hunting tomorrow [3]. Oh how I wish I could join them.

[1] These were the Sqn's first claims since the Sqn's original claim of a Two Seater on 21 Feb by Hughes + Claye.

[2] Capt. D S Kennedy MC, Pilot KIA & Lt. H G Gill, Observer KIA [claimed by Jasta 11 Ltn Lothar von Richthofen]
Lt. L C Clutterbuck, Pilot POW & 2nd Lt. H J Sparks, MC Observer WIA/POW [claimed by JG1 Rittm Manfred von Richthofen]
Lt. J A Ferguson, Pilot POW & Sgt. L S D Long, Observer WIA/POW [claimed by Jasta 11 Ltn W Steinhäuser]
2nd Lt. C B Fenton, Pilot POW & Lt. H B P Boyce, Observer POW [claimed by Jasta 11 Ltn Lothar von Richthofen]

[3] Hughes and Claye actually did get revenge the very next day, shooting down Lothar Von Richthofen in an engagement which sent Lothar to the hospital for several weeks.

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#4410262 - 03/12/18 07:49 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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DC,

Terrific account that makes me want to reread MvR's account of the savaging of 62 Sqn's Bristols. Well done!

#4410324 - 03/13/18 03:44 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good Story Canuck

#4410325 - 03/13/18 03:50 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Kriegslazarette # 3 at Aachen
Ward 9, Row 4, Bed 14,

March 12, 1918.


I couldnt sleep last night . I kept picturing my last hunting expedition in the snowy back woods Never did spot any game.


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#4410426 - 03/13/18 11:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Kriegslazarette # 3 at Aachen
Ward 9, Row 4, Bed 14,

March 13, 1918.


The Head Ward Nurse came thru today. She has a strange look about her.

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#4410435 - 03/14/18 12:27 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick, are you sure Luthor is in a hospital?


"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."
#4410454 - 03/14/18 02:37 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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yes its Hospital # 3 ,but it also has a Spa and doughnut shop

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#4410536 - 03/14/18 02:51 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ward 9, Row 4, Bed 14,


March 14, 1918.

The Doctor finished up on me He said that it wont be long till I go back.

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#4410591 - 03/15/18 12:20 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Guys, I'm so sorry for the delay in posting the Status Reports. I've been incredibly busy and they have just fallen through the cracks. I swear on my beautiful BOC pin that I'll do better in the future.

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