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#3979225 - 07/10/14 05:32 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Shiloh, I didn't mean the wounded pilots.
But for example all pilots, where the aircraft type is missing, haven't filled in a form
since at least two weeks. When did you add the aircraft, Jim?


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#3979246 - 07/10/14 06:17 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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The first record with an aircraft was on 27th June 2014. Any capture before then did not have the aircraft.


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#3979254 - 07/10/14 06:24 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jul 10, 1916.

After formation was posted for 0612 flight to bomb rail-yard at Vaux Vermrdios. Scary Flt over numerous Hun Airfields. WX: broken clouds at 7000ft 6/ 10ths cloud cover. It looked like 2 bombs hit in area plus 3 more on out skits. Outbound spotted Cover flight of 3 A/c still going to target area. Upon landing found out that 2 of their a/c were missing. B flt had 2 lt damage from Ground fire.

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1320 Hrs.: Got rolled for Six. 2 a/c plus 1 top cover.

Short Hop to Bapaume Spur line: launched in rain. WX scattered cloud and rainy overcast in spots. My bombs released too early missed wing man missed. Turning for home ran into 2 Roland C-IIs and shot it out, I got hits fired 100 rds Gunner fired 57 rds. ( we both claim a kill) Broke for home and had a Blue Roland put 37 hits in my kite and at least 1 in me. Landed our side on a short dirt road with Hateful looking Telegraph poles by side slipping the a/c. Taken to 1st aid shack. down for 6 days wounded

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#3979259 - 07/10/14 06:31 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
The first record with an aircraft was on 27th June 2014.
Any capture before then did not have the aircraft.

Thanks, Jim - so it was more or less two weeks ago.
Come on, guys - don't just appear in the chart - fly some more.


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#3979283 - 07/10/14 07:08 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3979377 - 07/10/14 10:24 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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A great success for 29 squadron today! We were on the morning patrol in grey and dismal skies over Messines when the Flight Leader, 2nd Lt Bowman tracked down a flight of 5 Aviatiks at the low altitude of 7000ft. They were heading west so I believe they were a bombing raid.

Bowman had us stalk them some distance before engaging. One bomber turned and ran after the initial attack and soon a second turned to run, followed by sergeant Long. I remained with Bowman and the three remaining machines. Bowman caused a third to run for home before attacking the leader of the raid. (yes, he is a historical ace as is Long)

As he did so I dived underneath the remaining two seater and got within 70 yards before firing a burst into the back and rear of the fuselage. During the attack I bobbed a bit above the enemy's tail and saw no return fire, perhaps the observer was already dead.




This pilot turned for home as Bowman's final victim went into a dive. I pulled out to the right and was hit by a spray of bullets. The observer isn't dead then.

Now this Aviatik and I were alone, as Bowman and Long had disappeared. I crept up underneath the machine again and made a second and third long burst of fire into the enemy. I tried to rake the engine and prop.

After the third burst, the Aviatik keeled over in the air. No return fire. It dived away and I watched as it crashed into no-man's land far below. A white cloud was probably splinters from the wood.

Returning home alone, Sgt Long rejoined me as I was landing. I found that Long and Bowman had both claimed two enemy aircraft destroyed. I added the fifth making it the most successful day the squadron had ever seen!

#3979387 - 07/10/14 10:48 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Flight Sub-Lt Alex Ackworth - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque - July 10, 1917 (Mission 16)

The brass thought we didn't do enough damage yesterday on the railyard, so they send us again on a re-run, this time with 6 planes. Weather is different, this time it is raining with a 3/5 cloud cover.
Same mission, we fly there and drop our bombs from 10.000 ft thanks to a hole in the clouds under us. The guys make a large circle around Lens to re-form, I prefer turning around right away and fly asap to the good side.
I land ahead of the group in Coudekerque.
Something must have happened because Carpenter and Ward are reported missing with their Strutter. Engine failure over enemy territory may be ?


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#3979498 - 07/11/14 05:05 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Sergeant Bilbo Baggins, RFC 70, July 11

Today we were supposed to escort a flight of recon craft to the lines to get a good look around.

Unfortunately I didn't see that, so as soon as we were up in the air I toggled through the waypoints to encourage our flight leader, Lt. Weller, to go straight to the front. Whoops.

Our flight of four Strutters once more found action perhaps 5-10 miles south of Loos, and 5 miles or so on our side of the border. Another flight of 5 Eindeckers flying low.

They didn't see us right away, so we were able to swoop in and hit their rear left flank. I took the fifth one and fired a few bursts with no apparent effect. I have no idea WHAT my companions were doing, because first my observer opened fire, then the 2 or 3 on my tail returned the favor.

Crap.

I don't know how badly I was hit - perhaps not so much, as I heard no tearing fabric and my engine seemed game, but suddenly steering to the left, against my rotary engine, was all but impossible. I could flat turn with my rudder like a champ however and managed to get behind a second one.

This one received a solid rake over the top of the craft from propeller to rudder. Tearing fabric, and he fell away for Bilbo's fourth official victory.

My tormenters were back though and gave me another burst to the tail. My observer seemed to be going nuts. He didn't down any, but after awhile they began to turn away. I let them.

Other than not turning left very well I seemed to be okay, but couldn't see any of my companions so turned west for home. Up ahead I saw two dots, which turned out to be Lt. Weller chasing the last Eindecker. I slowly swivelled to join the pursuit - he is my flight leader after all - but the Eindecker easily outdistanced me. I gave up when Weller did.

Rather than try to reform the flight, he turned for what turned out to be Heisendel Aerodrome. I couldn't keep up with him either - perhaps my engine WAS hit. I followed him as best I could, and while Weller was in the air circling the field I managed to get on a favorable approach and come in to land.

Still alive. I love my Strutter.

#3979586 - 07/11/14 01:49 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Strutters rule the air in summer 1916! I wish I could say the same about my Aviatik... well, at least it's better than the BE.2.


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#3979590 - 07/11/14 01:58 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
Strutters rule the air in summer 1916! I wish I could say the same about my Aviatik... well, at least it's better than the BE.2.


Of course ! That's why I am not asking for a transfer for the moment. I don't like flying Noops and I feel safer in the Strutter than in a DH2, with someone behind me watching my six.
Of course once the Albatros DII appear it will be another story ! the end of the year will be hard for the Brits.

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#3979595 - 07/11/14 02:05 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3979810 - 07/11/14 08:17 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Another fine bunch of reports and screenies, great for passing time on a rainy afternoon. Thanks to you all for sharing.

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#3979817 - 07/11/14 09:03 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: corsaire31]  
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Originally Posted By: corsaire31
Originally Posted By: Hasse
Strutters rule the air in summer 1916! I wish I could say the same about my Aviatik... well, at least it's better than the BE.2.


Of course ! That's why I am not asking for a transfer for the moment. I don't like flying Noops and I feel safer in the Strutter than in a DH2, with someone behind me watching my six.
Of course once the Albatros DII appear it will be another story ! the end of the year will be hard for the Brits.


You bet!
But until we receive the Halberstadt, I will stay with my Roland "Walfisch".
Still three days to wait though, before I can fly again.


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#3979829 - 07/11/14 09:32 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Private Journal of Artemus Burroughs


11 July 1916:

Morning sortie was a patrol of the front lines NE of Lens. Uneventful excepting when Wilkinson had to drop out early due to a dud engine. He managed to land safely at La Bellevue so no worries.


Afternoon sortie B flight was sent to knock down an enemy sausage SE of Guillemont. I question the wisdom of the brass hats at HQ as there were no less than three Hun obs balloons all within a mile or so of each other. As flat as the terrain is in that area I dont see how knocking out the middle of the three balloons is going to make any difference in the Huns ability to see what were up to. None the less I led my flight and lit up the gas bag. On our return trip I spotted five Eindeckers well above us and it became apparent in short order that they intended to come down to play. As it was only Prothero and Wood accompanying me, and given the Huns alt advantage, we had our hands quite full. Wood was out of the fight almost immediately due to a very good pass by the lead Hun on him. That left us with 5 to 2 odds. I knocked one down in my first turn and lined up on another who quickly wheeled about and ran. Got into a go-round with two more. I managed to send one spinning down OOC at which point the other scampered off. With the threats gone I counted us lucky and Prothero and I headed back home. Spotted Wood on the ground just west of Fricourt and he gave us a wave to show hed made it down in one piece. Landed back at camp and put in a claim on the obs balloon, (bloody stupid target to have to go after I still say), and chalked up a pair of Einies to boot. Prothero claimed an EA as well so all-in-all a good outing.











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#3979865 - 07/11/14 11:02 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Flight Sub-Lt Alex Ackworth - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque - 11 July 1916 (Mission 17)

We have only 5 flyable planes and this morning they are all out for an artillery spotting mission east of Ypres. Our leader Lt Richmond will do the spotting while we scan the skies for bad guys. Weather is grey with low clouds but only 2/5 cover, which should allow for the spotting.

And this is how it goes... We turn around when five Fokker EIIIs climb towards us and the furball begins. We have the altitude advantage and we down three of them (one for me !) The other two run for home. Three of our planes including mine will need a little patching job, so Lt Richmond, after regrouping everyone, takes us to Bailleul airfield. We will fly to Coudekerque later in the afternoon.


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#3979869 - 07/11/14 11:09 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I like your flying "photos", Corsaire - despite the wet weather!


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#3979933 - 07/12/14 04:33 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hey guys, just curious if anybody else is occasionally getting 'shorted' on the mission times. I just had two long missions for which I got about half-credit on the hours flown: on a 2 hour flight WOFF credited me with only 53 minutes and then on a 1.5 hour flight WOFF credited me with only 47 minutes. (I'll never catch Lou at this rate!!)

I am flying these missions in real time and checking the actual time on my clock, so know I am getting short changed. It seems to happen more often on the really long flights, and only on about one mission in five (?)

Anyone else seen this, or it just something particular to my install?

#3979950 - 07/12/14 07:25 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I have a new pilot joined Friday July 11th. He gives his id as 'SGOTHR, Piedro606'. Which is correct?

Edited: Piedro606 does exist and the other doesn't so I will add Piedro.

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#3979977 - 07/12/14 10:17 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: 77_Scout]  
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Hey guys, just curious if anybody else is occasionally getting 'shorted' on the mission times. I just had two long missions for which I got about half-credit on the hours flown: on a 2 hour flight WOFF credited me with only 53 minutes and then on a 1.5 hour flight WOFF credited me with only 47 minutes. (I'll never catch Lou at this rate!!)

I am flying these missions in real time and checking the actual time on my clock, so know I am getting short changed. It seems to happen more often on the really long flights, and only on about one mission in five (?)

Anyone else seen this, or it just something particular to my install?



Scout, I feel your pain. I have experienced this time discrepancy many times over the years, first in OFF and now in WOFF. When you are flying in real time it really does hurt. I imagine it is an artifact of CFS3 and not an easy one to fix or the devs likely would have done so by now.

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#3979987 - 07/12/14 10:47 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Great pics and report of the "sausage grill", Lou!

Scout, you do not use "air start", do you?
It would be allowed, by the way, but may shorten the collected time.
But if I understand Lou right, the times will NEVER be valuated correctly...


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