Ah....I should have read the entire post before commenting. I have a bad habit of doing that. I see that you already have your man's background thoroughly thought out. Well done. So much for my cavalry idea. Hope he makes it long enough to make it back to home and blighty but, well...we're all aware of the odds against it I'm afraid.
Yes, odds not too good, for any pilot really. Best hope of survival might be injury beyond repair (like amputation...I always remember that graphic from Red Baron 3D). I do have more traditional ways of entering service in mind for next pilot careers (if needed), but then again, every life story has interesting points, eh? And I really have no idea of actual history of WWI pilots, only what I find on the internet....you could call me "fullofit jr."
George Lyons Sergeant 3 RFC Chocques, Flanders May 1915
Twenty-ninth mission Wednesday 5 May AM...an art obs to the front with 'Bay' and Reinard. Weather was dubious at takeoff with rain, however the rain stopped and it wasn't half bad, except for not being able to see the ground all that well.
Nonetheless, Reinard dropped a bag and we headed home.
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