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#4441794 - 10/02/18 02:43 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Are there any fliers still doing the Intrepid Fliers schedule? As Fullofit said, we should wait until everyone who posts is done.

#4441886 - 10/02/18 02:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Raine: Sorry about ur pilot. I was just getting to look forward to what happens next.

#4441931 - 10/02/18 08:34 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Drummond's out again, this time for 14 days. Ran into a pack of Fokkers and his 6 wingmen decided to chase after 1 Fokker, leaving Drummond alone against the other 5. Narrowly escaped alive...

#4441958 - 10/02/18 11:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: MFair]  
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1st Lt. John B. Goode
147th Aero Squadron, USAS

Wednesday, October 2nd 1918

Rick invited me to a pink tea when I got out here this morning, that’s his term for a voluntary patrol into Germany, looking for trouble.

Flew at 5,000 meters, spotted 7 Fokkers about 1,000 meters below us, maneuver into the sun for attack but they saw us. Didn’t run, came right at us, climbing. General fight, stalled out, lost altitude, found a Fokker going home and attacked then saw one in rear mirror and reversed, fought him and took left upper wing off, he went into a tumble and crashed.


ME AND RICK
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#4441960 - 10/03/18 12:04 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Rain: Haven't had a lot of time to read the other stories for a bit. Sorry about Holger, he was a good read.

As for the new DiD Campaign, I was doing an Intrepid Flyer but I just didn't have time for two pilots so I had to drop him. As to the deep immersion, I'm game but if it entails what I imagine it to be it will be difficult to maintain. I guess that's what I've been trying to do with John Goode if we're on the same track. I read everything I could get my hands on about the 1st Pursuit and the Americans during that period well prior to joining in with DiD. It took me about 6 months to do the research and, of course, I had no guarantee John was even going to survive his first mission. He's the longest running campaign I've ever had, but then again he hasn't flown a huge amount and had no combat at all from March to June.

What I'm saying is, that it will be a big commitment and I don't know how if I can keep up with it over a long period of time. I assume you're talking about beginning in 1914 again. I will probably be in and out, sporadic.

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#4442055 - 10/03/18 06:14 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ah, good reading with my morning coffee.

#4442058 - 10/03/18 06:35 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Darcel Limoges
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Esc 95 Spads
Ochy, AF
Verdun , France
7 Victory s.

Oct 3 1918.
Leaving Paris to return to Zee Front. Ah, what memories

https://youtu.be/lK0gYi1YEZ8

#4442078 - 10/03/18 09:16 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: carrick58]  
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1st Lt. John B. Goode
147th Aero Squadron, USAS

Thursday, October 3rd, 1918

We’re on continual alert here. The Germans are playing it close to home, went up once, no contact, I think the alert was false. Went up twice on strafing runs.

Avery of the 95th gone west. Killed by 7 Boche after he burnt a balloon.

Art and Simmy got a Hannoverian along with Garnsey and Coolidge of the 94th.
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#4442254 - 10/05/18 02:34 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Darcel Limoge
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Esc 95 Spads
Ochy, AF
Verdun , France
9 Victor's

Oct 4, 1918.
My last kill was confirmed and Bagged a Yellow Nose Fokker on todays outing. We spotted and engaged 8 scouts at the line and spent most of the time twisting zooming, looping and running over on the enemy's side. I had one chasing a fellow pilot and was able to swoop on him.
Hit and tore up his wing ( I saw it as I passed ) Then swung back and held down the triggers. Smoke then the e/a dove into the gound between the lines and Toul on our side. The Esc's 4 a/c had 2 damaged + 1 pilot wnd. I was the only one to score. On the Board with 9 kills I am ranking Ace and was promoted to Lieutenant

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#4442293 - 10/05/18 10:57 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: carrick58]  
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1st Lt. John B. Goode
147th Aero Squadron, USAS

Friday, October 4th 1918

Off at 0600 to help the doughboys who went over the top at 05:45. Romagne and other points reported captured. British took Lens.

Strafing party, 5 of us. We were at about 1,000 meters when six Fokkers jumped us. Real rat fight close to the ground. I pulled one off Snake(1) and flamed him at about 2 or 300 meters. There was another one above me but he bugged out. Deuce (2) sent another one down. [Linked Image]


Did 3 more low levels throughout the day, between patching jobs. Number 16 is starting to look like one of Grandma’s patchwork quilts.

(1)1st Lt. Ralph A. ‘Snake’ O'Neill, B Flight, 5 aerial victories.

(2)Lt Cleveland W. (Deuce) McDermott - served with A Flight. KIA 28 October 1918. Credited with 3 victories.

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#4442341 - 10/05/18 06:47 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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hmmmm.. time to put some stick time in


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#4442351 - 10/05/18 07:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Darcel Limoge
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Esc 95 Spads
Ochy, AF
Verdun , France
9 Victor's


Oct 5, 1918.

A lot of work for nothing: A wet and rainy dawn attack on a enemy Rail Jct. The Esc 5 a/c joined up and headed for the Target behind the lines. I got as far as the forrest at Toul then the propeller stopped. Barely made a road 2 or 3 NM from the Toul Aerodrome. I wore more shoe leather out than a/c parts.

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#4442388 - 10/05/18 10:54 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: jerbear]  
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1st Lt. John B. Goode
147th Aero Squadron, USAS

October 5th 1918


Can’t sleep. Dewey’s gone. He and Abe set a DFW on fire. Dewey burned too. I warned him to quit going straight in behind a biplace.

I don’t feel the kind of grief I felt when I found out Davy went West, I’m angry, mad at Dewey, mad at the German who killed him before he died himself, mad at the Kaiser, mad at the world. Too bad there’s not a God so I could be mad at him too. I just want to tear things up, hit something, someone, kill every German in the sky.

I didn’t go to dinner tonight, didn’t want to see that empty chair. I’ll go through his stuff tomorrow, I’d do it now but it’s lights out and besides, everyone would kill me for making a racket, their all beat, me too. Maybe I’ll go walk around. Can't stop thinking about Dewey burning. I didn’t see him jump, maybe he was dead before his machine caught. Anyway, he's gone now. I'll have to get myself under control or I'll end up like Davy.


Dwight G. (Dewey) Rothchild - a fictitious wingman assigned by WOFF

1st Lt. Thomas J. (Abe) Abernathy - A Flight, 3 aerial victories

Lt. Daniel W. ‘Dodd’ Cassard, member of B Flight, KIA 16 July 1918
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#4442464 - 10/06/18 09:58 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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4 October

Had to babysit a DFW.....and we knew we would be out numbered.
Lucky for us only Spads showed up.
First 4, then another 5,
then another 5 .....

Got 1 but had to run for it. Seems to me that the enemy know's that the war is coming to an end, and these "fire eaters" almost fight each other just to got a shot
off at us. They seem to be in a rush to "bag" one before it's all over.

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#4442540 - 10/06/18 08:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: lederhosen]  
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1st Lt. John B. Goode
147th Aero Squadron, USAS

Sunday, October 6th 1918

Squadron did six alert patrols today. One was a balloon strafing run, Bedroll set it on fire.

In the afternoon I led an alert. Poor visibility, but we found them over Montfoucon, 4 Hannovers. There was no sun to put at out backs so we went straight into them. Two were flamed in the first pass, Willard and Herron.

They broke up after that, one running for home and two others turning to fight. I chased the runner. Kept down below him about 200 yards. In the poor visibility he didn’t get wind of me. When I was almost directly under the Hun I pulled the stick back to come up close, standing almost on my tail. Blasted away, couldn’t miss. I came up so close I could almost touch the beast, the observer was slumped over in the back pew.

Knowing now that I had a clear field I banked back in for the kill. Threw curses at him along with the bullets. I fired until the crate lit up, burning like Dewey had burned. I was shaking with anger all over as I watched it fall.

Saw 3 Fokkers above me on my way home, looking for a chance to bite. I had to fight the temptation to let them try but I’m glad to say I’m not that eaten up…yet. I dove for home and left them in the dust.



2nd Lt. William E. ‘Bedroll’ Brotherton – C Flight, 3 aerial victories, KIA 10 Oct 1918

2nd Lt. George G. Willard -B Fight

1st Lt. James P. Herron – B Flight, 1 aerial victory credited [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]






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#4442559 - 10/06/18 11:31 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Wow Jerbear u and lederhosen are real Hunters.,

#4442562 - 10/06/18 11:44 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Darcel Limoge
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Ochy, AF
Verdun , France
10 Victor's

Oct 6, 1918.

Escort enemy side over St. Mehiel flew under 2 flights crossing over. On the way back spotted a flight above and to port , they were diving and started to curve towards us. It turned out to be only 2 a/c against our 5 fighters and lower down the Recon. I waited then dove on the rear machine. It must have been flown by an Expert Pilot even after hitting him Numerous times The e/a still dodged me and got in a few hits. Finally, His motor stopped and I came around to give the final Hammering. Smoke then his wing broke off and he fell. The enemy pilot was just too good to give him a chance to force land. The score 1 e/a mine for 2 damaged Spads.

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#4442592 - 10/07/18 11:25 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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And so, the end has come


Bruno Stachel, film star, Jasta 16b


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#4442649 - 10/07/18 11:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Oh man, what a way to go. RIP Film Star Bruno.

#4442651 - 10/08/18 12:37 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Darcel Limoge
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Ochy, AF
Verdun , France
10 Victor's


Oct 7, 1918

Spent the day relaxing after the Awards Parade , I was given the Croix de Gurre then off to a Theater Party.

https://giphy.com/gifs/dancers-chorus-line-1929-girls-3oqrtzI0d3nh8oSWAh/fullscreen

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