George Lyons Sergeant 3 RFC Chocques, Flanders May 1915
Fifty-first mission Friday 21 May AM...a routine recce mission over a familiar spot just east of Loos, but not without a bit of trouble. Our plane was the leader (Captain Halifax as usual), and the other plane had Captain Reinard as observer with a different pilot, Lloyd Cromwell. 'Oily' as we call him is a bit fidgety but gets the job done.
Nonetheless, as we were over the front, I noticed that he was a fair bit lower than we were,
...and getting lower.
After pointing this out to Halifax, he gave the go ahead to head back to base as we did not want to strand them over the front or worse. Upon arrival, Cromwell and Reinard explained that their aeroplane was just sluggish for some unknown reason...perhaps the engine needs an overhaul? (Note: WOFF:UE is great to simulate situations that are outside of tight flying formations!)
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