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#3993081 - 08/09/14 01:57 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Dawn Patrol. After our disaster if a mission on the 7th, we are able to put 3 machines in the air. Recon mission SSW of Lille. Escorts are 5 DH2's from RFC29. Over recon area I turn just in time to see the Huns diving out of the sun at our escorts and the sky was filled with fighting planes. They are between us and our lines so we continue our Recon while keeping an eye on the fight and surrounding sky. We finish our recon and head back over the lines. 3 of the escorts form back up on us for the flight back home. I hope they did not have to pay too high a price for our hides. My new flight members, Boyd and Hill show promise as they kept station through it all. If I meet the chaps from 29 the drinks are on me.


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#3993085 - 08/09/14 02:10 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
Aug. 9
Flight Lt. Edward Eastwood.
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Dawn Patrol. After our disaster if a mission on the 7th, we are able to put 3 machines in the air. Recon mission SSW of Lille. Escorts are 5 DH2's from RFC29. Over recon area I turn just in time to see the Huns diving out of the sun at our escorts and the sky was filled with fighting planes. They are between us and our lines so we continue our Recon while keeping an eye on the fight and surrounding sky. We finish our recon and head back over the lines. 3 of the escorts form back up on us for the flight back home. I hope they did not have to pay too high a price for our hides. My new flight members, Boyd and Hill show promise as they kept station through it all. If I meet the chaps from 29 the drinks are on me.


Really nice report MFair! thumbsup


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#3993088 - 08/09/14 02:17 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Welcome back, Aris - don't sit on the fence - join the battle!

Good to see you got started, Buck!

Lou, great, if you can assist with skins here - there may be more Belgian flyers in the future,
when they see the list of planes they might fly.
And to your question: did he buy any rounds yet? Well, if he did I was too drunk to remember it.
Better we start all over again.

Robert, I just tried something out: I lowered the sound for your YouTube videos to "5",
and then I played a compilation of modern German "Krautrock" while watching them;
instrumentals with electric guitars, bass and drums - although not really time-related,
it worked amazingly well together IMHO.

Geeze, this week was a mess of social and other duties, but now i hope to be able to fly 2-4 missions
with my "Walfisch" in the DiD Campaign.


I was wonering why you hadn't flown recently! What is krautrock?? Is it different fom other rock types?


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#3993089 - 08/09/14 02:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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LtCasey...nice report and shots thumbsup


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#3993105 - 08/09/14 02:51 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Apreciated, but just thank Polovski and all the others at OBD making this possible!

#3993123 - 08/09/14 03:46 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Fine short report, MFair!

Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
I was wonering why you hadn't flown recently!
What is krautrock?? Is it different fom other rock types?

Haha, well - the Germans were called "Krauts" by the "Jerries", and when German bands
began to play their own rock music in 1968 or so, the "Jerries" and "Tommies" called
it "Kraut rock". One of the best-known bands may be CAN (although they are not very
typical representatives for "Kraut rock".

Gee, I have finally found the time to fly, and it became my longest mission so far,
with 71 minutes. WOFF even counted the time correctly, as I could see from the Z-key
data, which showed 4263 seconds. Seems the flight time rather goes wrong, when I use
the "Pause" key for screenshots.


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#3993172 - 08/09/14 05:44 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Johnson enters the tent of Capitain Thenault......

"AH,.....Monsieur, you must be Carporal Johnson. What a pity, we have another "Johnson" here, you both fly the "Bebe". Hopefully we dont mix your records? Eh, well call you Charles Chouteau, by your second name.

Carporal Chouteau, would you pls hand me your logbook over, so I can have a look at your proper qualification?

"Sure, Sir!" Johnson stepped ahead and hand his book:




"Hm, that looks fair enough, and Lt, Triegiers, which is a well known comrade of me, praises you as a formidable airmen. hm, we will see of that later, when you join the afternoon patrol. But thats some hours within, and you will accomodate yourself? And I will show you your plane, but, the servicemen are still fixing it, from its last sortie. Unfortunatly its pilot was not." Thenaults face looked like he has taken a good junk of a lemon.

"As you see the roster, we are a little short of men,so you hop in your gear and check your plane."

Thats all, dismissed!

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#3993195 - 08/09/14 06:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Casey, is that the "Escadrille Lafaeyette", or is there also an "Escadrille Amricaine"?


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#3993197 - 08/09/14 06:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Olham, Escadrille Amricaine was the original name of ESC 124. However, certain members in the US government at the time complained about the name because the US was maintaining a neutral position and did not want other countries, (Germany), to think the ESC 124 flyers were part of the US armed services in any way, so the name was changed to Lafayette Escadrille.

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#3993206 - 08/09/14 06:46 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Evening Patrol: FlightB consists of 4 machines. I make up FlightA by my lonesome. Arty spotting east of Ypres. 6 Nieuports will escort from RNAS1. No contact on mission. Returning to base we waited into the night before the CO declared B Flight missing. Hill and Chambers showed up in the wee hours of the morning and reported everyone else is dead. I fear this will be a long war. We do not have enough planes or pilots to put a force into the air. Major says it will be the 15th before we have enough pilots to fly. I could use the rest.

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#3993207 - 08/09/14 06:48 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I am happy to report that Flight Lt.Edward Eastwood has passed the 25 hour mark. Thanks to all for the hints and pointers which has allowed him to live this long.


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#3993212 - 08/09/14 06:57 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted By: RAF_Louvert
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Bucksnort, I still have a few Belgian skins laying about from OFF that I can update for you into WOFF if you like. At one point I had created the entire set for the 9em Camels but it appears the only one I have now is Jan Olieslagers', (hard drive crash a couple of years ago wiped out a lot of things).

EDIT:

Bucksnort, you're in luck on the Camel. It appears that is one of the files I can drop right into WOFF and it is a perfect match.


Let me know if you need markings for the Aviation Militaire Belge placed on any of the planes you have in your list and I can take care of that for you. I know Olham has put together the BE2 to get you started and I am happy to help out as well.

By the way, have you bought rounds yet? Hmmmm, don't seem to recall that. Cheers! cheers

Lou

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Thanks, Lou...that would be great! Any Belgian skins you have would be appreciated. I'll send you a PM with my email address.

My Dad's side of the family is from Putten, The Netherlands with relatives also in Belgium, and my Mom's side of the family lived on both sides of the border between eastern Belgium and western Germany with their sympathies split during the Great War. My parents lost contact with our European relatives but my grandparents had not and my grandmother told stories about her family on the border between Belgium and Germany. No known aviators in the family, but I always fancy myself flying for Belgium or Germany during the Great War, so it is a treat to have Belgian skins!

Olham has already provided F.E.2b and Strutter skins (thank you!), but I'll take anything you've got as I'm going to leave them installed in WOFF to fly both for and against Belgium, and they will come in handy as I progress in time in my DiD campaign.

Drinks on me...all night long cheers


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#3993214 - 08/09/14 06:59 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Great pics of Paris, LtCasey thumbsup


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#3993238 - 08/09/14 07:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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First combat patrol of Charles C Johnson:




I was barely able to join the flight after takeoff, but kept in touch until we reached our destination for patrol, when suddenly the leader, and his wingmen dived like mad from 3000m down. They have spotted 2 EIII.

Followed them in their approach just to hear that terrible sound from my left wing. A quick view, and my eyes punched trough my googles. My left wing was wobbeling like jelly in the speed. I gently, and I mean very gently, pulled out of the dive. After establishing a stable flight, I searched the sky, and the ground. No aircraft anymore, neither enemy, nor allied. Then I saw multiple smokepoles. Circeling the area, for survivors and evidences of downed aircraft, I realized a new sound.....wumm, wumm, wumm,.....I looked up, and saw dirtybrown puffs around my crate. Ouch, Archie spotted me, and zeroing in on me. I jinked, and steadily climbed out of the enemy airspace, down south, direction Behonne, and home. Sure we downed at least 2 EIII, but at what cost?

I be waiting for a hour now,on the edge of the airfield, to see, or at least hear some of them coming back...... The dawn arrives and I need a drink, or two.

#3993240 - 08/09/14 07:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Flew as #4 in a 10 a/c flight to Arras, we had no enemy contact. A flight was our escort. They behaved well staying about 1.2 NM and at our altitude.

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#3993247 - 08/09/14 08:03 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: LtCasey]  
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Originally Posted By: LtCasey
First combat patrol of Charles C Johnson:




I was barely able to join the flight after takeoff, but kept in touch until we reached our destination for patrol, when suddenly the leader, and his wingmen dived like mad from 3000m down. They have spotted 2 EIII.

Followed them in their approach just to hear that terrible sound from my left wing. A quick view, and my eyes punched trough my googles. My left wing was wobbeling like jelly in the speed. I gently, and I mean very gently, pulled out of the dive. After establishing a stable flight, I searched the sky, and the ground. No aircraft anymore, neither enemy, nor allied. Then I saw multiple smokepoles. Circeling the area, for survivors and evidences of downed aircraft, I realized a new sound.....wumm, wumm, wumm,.....I looked up, and saw dirtybrown puffs around my crate. Ouch, Archie spotted me, and zeroing in on me. I jinked, and steadily climbed out of the enemy airspace, down south, direction Behonne, and home. Sure we downed at least 2 EIII, but at what cost?

I be waiting for a hour now,on the edge of the airfield, to see, or at least hear some of them coming back...... The dawn arrives and I need a drink, or two.



A tip for u to contrl (reduce) ur speed in a dive.
Throttle back, put nose down, give full rudder right or left and no aileron.

U will float down perfectly in a flat spin but keep eye on altimeter and level off and pull out wben u want.
No more shredded or broken wings! See my second last vid when I land for example


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#3993251 - 08/09/14 08:19 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Thx Robert, appreciated, will keep that in mind, hopefully. cheers

#3993253 - 08/09/14 08:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks for the info, Lou! Cripes, you guys are posting faster here than I can read!



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#3993258 - 08/09/14 08:34 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Yes, lots of good reports to read through! How's life in Kasta 18, Olham?

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#3993259 - 08/09/14 08:35 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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olhamBest Info i can get on the ESC lafayette.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Escadrille


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