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#3971167 - 06/21/14 09:47 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: 77_Scout]  
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At least alone I can decide for myself, and first decision is to skip the bl**dy climb over Dunkerque !


You can always skip the 'circling climb' phase of the flight by using the next-waypoint command (shift+w). It works even when you are not the flight-leader.


Thks for the tip. I'm stupid I didn't try before. sigh


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#3971174 - 06/21/14 10:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: corsaire31]  
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Originally Posted By: corsaire31
France could probably play Germany in quarters as it looks like at the moment !

Yeah, France played very good!


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#3971198 - 06/21/14 11:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Congratulation Mudwasp on surviving and your medal. Beanie, ain't it a great feeling to land at home at hit Shift E! Maeran, Congrates on surviving the 2 seaters and getting your scout. It is a fine plane except for the blind spot above and behind. Keep a sharp Eye. As soon as I get my frustrations out, Charlie Chalk with join his 2 seater squadron and have another go.


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#3971267 - 06/22/14 02:44 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I feel bad my men died, I was just a little too late to save one.

I'm grounded due to lack of planes until the 24'th

#3971275 - 06/22/14 03:19 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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6/21/16.

Transported over to my new Sqn by Mess Truck. Spent the afernoon getting to know my kite. I say, the Fe2b loks to be a wonderful Kite. The C.O. said I would be going up in the morning so sleep tight. Smashing.

#3971323 - 06/22/14 10:38 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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MudWasp, I bet the real life flyers had that feeling very often.
That must have been the worst about an empty chair in the mess:
the feeling that you were out there, and now you are back at the mess table -
but that other guy isn't.

Carrick, good luck with your Fee - she should be a fine kite at this time,
before any Halberstadts or even Albatros appeared.


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#3971334 - 06/22/14 12:28 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I set off with one wingman in my FE2b. Strange - the previous sortie I was one of 5. Somewhere on the way to the lines my wingman disappeared. I then chickened out <ctrl-R> as I'm not going over the lines on my own!


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#3971352 - 06/22/14 01:54 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I actually managed to live another day! MFFA 2 has five pilots active now, and we had no casualties in today's missions.


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#3971359 - 06/22/14 02:17 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
I actually managed to live another day! MFFA 2 has five pilots active now, and we had no casualties in today's missions.

THAT is rare, and should call for a party, Hasse! I wish you more such days.
If my "B" pilot should fall, I'll join you up there by the North Sea.
Should be like home for me.


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#3971392 - 06/22/14 03:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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jawdrop I got Fenced. End of 1st patrol on landing passed 1 fence so thought cool cut power then in front of me another fence ? Now 8 days in the Hospital. All I can see is the back of the gunners head in the Fee.


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#3971407 - 06/22/14 04:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Well, like in real life, it is the LAST fence you need to hop over!
But at least you survived it. Great records so far, Carrick!
Twelve bomb hit are quite something to annoy the Kaiser!


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#3971409 - 06/22/14 04:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks MFair..

#3971415 - 06/22/14 04:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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That is some mighty fine bombing! clapping

#3971426 - 06/22/14 05:19 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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PILOT NOTES
Offzstv. Bernhard Harms, Kasta 18
Pronville, 22. Juni 1916

Weather: changeable; huge grey cumulus, light haze
Wind: 4 knots, W-NW
Takeoff: 16:20 h
We had to reconnoitre enemy positions and installations at Neuville-Saint-Vaast and Thlus north of Arras.
Our observers made notes about everything. Then they put the sheets into special wooden tubes with little
parachutes attached to them, and dropped those south of Vitry-en-Artois. They had laid out a white cross
on a field there, which we couldn't miss.
An escort of 4 Fokker E.III was meant to join us over Vitry, but we never saw them.

We operated in two layers this time. Becker and Seybold flew at 1500 Meter, and I was higher up,
at 2200 Meter. We had agreed, that we would fire a yellow flare, if one of us should get under attack by
enemy scouts. If they'd attack me, I would dive in front of my comrades and drag the scouts with me.
I would try to lure them right in front of my comrades' guns.
And if Becker or Seybold should get attacked, I was meant to come down on the enemy like hellfire.
All very nice in theory.

When we had dropped the first notes, and returned for a second observation, I saw 4 specs over a huge
white cloud. The fokkers, I thought. But then they all went down like hawks: attacking scouts?
Becker and Seybold went into that cloud in that same moment; I never saw any yellow flare.
I flew to the other side of the cloud, but I saw nobody coming out of it.
So I carried on. Rieken, my observer, made final notes, and we flew back to Vitry and dropped them.
A two meter long streamer, made of bandage, was attached to our log, and we watched it going down
on that field. Then we headed home.

Later we learned, that Becker and Seybold had really been attacked. It all went so quick, that they
could only just dive into that cloud quickly - no time to fire a flare. The fight took place under
the cloud, where I could never see them.
Seybold's engine got shot up; he had to put his Roland down by the road Arras-Cambrai, but they
remained unharmed. Becker's observer is lightly wounded, but they made it back.

We will all fly higher next time, if the mission allows it.




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#3971441 - 06/22/14 06:18 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Just finished mission 5. I put in for a transfer after mission 3 and it hasn't come through yet...very frustrating. I've flown two missions since. On mission 4 I hit ctrl>r by accident and all my flight went back to Chocques. I continued on solo and completed the mission and no transfer. Then I flew mission 5 and it was textbook. I completed all requirements then landed. I waited for Paddock to land and he crashed and was killed just short of the airfield. Still no transfer.

I'm getting tired of this 2-seater and just want to get into a Nieup. 11. Maybe I just need to be patient but I want to get in a scout so at least I have a gun in my hands.

Nice photos Olham!

#3971445 - 06/22/14 06:26 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Great report, Olham!

I love the N11, Shiloh, just be careful as you don't get much ammo with it!

#3971464 - 06/22/14 07:25 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Shilo, just be patient. I had the same thing before I got my scout. Just keep your cool and stay alive!


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#3971466 - 06/22/14 07:28 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Here's where we all stand right now. I have listed all pilots in the order of their points now.
Right-click on the pictures and then click on "Show graphic".







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#3971476 - 06/22/14 08:33 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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10 days had passed since my pilot was wounded. 10 real days after my last mission,and then, at last I was allowed to fly again, this weekend, and my first flight took 17 minutes before my engine shut off. Sigh.

Second mission was not better, some 25 minutes after take-off we were attacked by Nieuports, I was wounded and my flight mate dead,...another 7 days in Hospital,...both Nieuports were heavily damaged but did not fall eventually.

I have spent more time flirting with nurses than flying in this challenge, but I am alive, and my trasnfer to the Eindecker E III was approved at last! Wait,...is that good news after all...?


#3971480 - 06/22/14 08:48 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Well, I decided to give it a go today with mission 6.

June 22, 1916 (mission 6)



I led my flight of 6 BE2.C's to the front lines fine then I spotted 7 black dots coming right at us near the front. I high-tailed it back over our lines and they pursued and quickly made ground. I climbed a bit to keep our noses up, and to put our observers in a good position to fire. My observer Peirce lit one of those Einies up and I watched him smoke and fall to the ground.



With bullets whizzing by my head I dropped out of formation with 2 Einies following me down. I swerved and throttled up and down and I realized I was losing fuel. Then my prop went dead. Despite the challenges, I was able to lose them both before landing in a field slightly wounded near one of our observation balloons. I caught a truck back to Chocques and learned that Evans and his observer were lost but it wasn't a bad show considering we had 7 Einies on our tails.



I put a claim in when we got back and I found out that my transfer to RNAS-1 came through and tomorrow I will fly up to Furnes to take the seat in my new Nieuport 11 'Bebe' scout. Finally, a chance to fire a gun and fly at faster than 75 MPH.

~ Sergeant Abel Wainright, RFC 10

Alive and wounded is better than 6 feet under Aris...nice photo. Thanks MFair and Rick for the encouragement...I was about to lose it if I had to fly that big clunker again.

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