Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
But I am still a useless pilot because I never saw the aircraft that shot me down.

No, you're not - cause you live.
What happened to you, happened to hundreds of WW1 pilots:
they got hit (and often fatally hit), and they hadn't seen their attacker at any time.
That's the way the aces did it - no tricky turnfights.

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