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#3993834 - 08/11/14 12:56 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Sorry to hear of the bad day! Well at least you get a break for awhile!


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#3993859 - 08/11/14 01:53 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Bucksnort]  
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10 August 1916
Achille Coppens
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Farman F.40 Pusher (F.E.2b) - Afternoon Line Patrol at Abschnitt

Another line patrol this afternoon. Lt. De Hauwere again lead the five Farmans of B Flight, but this time we were alone with no top cover or experienced pilots in our flight. The afternoon flight started out uneventful with no contacts to be seen during our patrol over the lines near Abschnitt. But as we turned west to go home I spotted 6 contacts. At first it looked like a dogfight as two of the contacts were zooming about while the others remained more stationary. But then as they approached amid AAA puffs I realized they were Fokkers headed straight towards us!

The Fokkers passed over head by just several hundred yards and then dropped in on our heads from above. Lt. De Hauwere maintained formation position as well as the others, so I followed suit. My gunner pepperd his fire to the rear and the Fokkers stayed above us at first and I was hopeful his bullets would find their mark. But as the Fokkers closed they dropped below us and I began to hear their bullets rip into our plane. Finally another from our formation broke, and at the same instant I saw blood spatter in front of me almost before I felt the stabbing pain in my shoulder. I also saw my gunner slump at the same time and knew we were in trouble, so I dove for the deck.

A quick glance backwards gave me a glimpse of one of those devils following me so the chase was on. When I reached the deck I realized I could only make 55 mph and I would be caught. Looking around I saw a friendly airfield just a mile or two away and was able to land with the Fokker still in hot pursuit. That devil then turned away as he apparently wanted no part of the field defenses.

6 days in the hospital for both myself and my obs/gunner Capt. Bouckaert. My plane badly damaged and two planes from our flight destroyed with one claim to show for the lives of 4 men. This has convinced me the Farman is no scout and should be used only in the recon role preferably with a proper escort. I fully intend to talk to my C.O. about a transfer to a squad of Nieuports, Pups or at least Strutters if I am expected to fight as a scout! On the bright side, hope the nurses at the hospital are pretty!

See ya'll on the 17th of August after I recuperate from my wound! salute

I hope your nurses are much better than the one I had a Dunkirk. She was a battle ax!


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#3993897 - 08/11/14 03:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Carrick, did your wingman go down over enemy terrain? Poor sod...
Although - we won't treat him bad.

Buck, good recovery for Achille.
This was a warning shot, I guess - be even more careful when you can fly again!


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#3994008 - 08/11/14 07:07 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Nope, His motor quit near St Andre AF by the Coast. I followed him down near a pasture, but couldn't tell if he got fenced.

MFair: Looks better then the Nurse I had.


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#3994010 - 08/11/14 07:10 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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GEEz, with nurses like those two I hope my pilot stays out of hospital!!! yep


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#3994059 - 08/11/14 08:56 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Seems you have never seen Schwester Diesel, Robert?



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#3994090 - 08/11/14 10:15 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Seems you have never seen Schwester Diesel, Robert?



I'D Rather face the opponents in the air than those nurses!! At least in the air you have a chance to escape!!


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#3994106 - 08/11/14 10:33 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks for the well wishes, guys, and love the nurse photos hahaha

The doctors said it was only a scratch and I'll be back good as new in about a week:



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#3994141 - 08/11/14 11:59 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Flight Lt Alex Ackworth - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque - 11 Aug 1916 (Mission 33)

While we were enjoying the weekend, our ground crews have received and prepared two new Strutters, so all of our six planes take off together this afternoon for an artillery spotting mission near Lens.

Weather is cloudy with a 3/5 cover, so not the best for this kind of job. We get over the target at 10.000 ft, make a couple of turns and head home. Shortly after being back in our lines, our leader decides to go down towards two little specks near the clouds under us. They turn out to be Fokkers on the way back home and we fall down on them. While I observe the fight to avoid collision with friendlies, I am bounced by a third one, a green Fokker coming out of the clouds. I take a few hits before disengaging and soon one of my flight mates comes for help.

Unfortunately the few hits made holes in the fuel tanks (which are between John and me, so we're lucky we've not been hit) and my engine stops. I try to glide down to Hesdigneul, but when I see I will be a little short, I prefer landing on a road near a church.

The ground crews from Hesdigneul will pick up and repair the plane, while John and I take a ride to Coudekerque with a car.

My flight got the three Fokkers, but we lost two planes again, and two others are reported missing. Not enough planes to fly tomorrow !


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#3994163 - 08/12/14 12:40 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Nice report Corsaire. Always enjoy yours!


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#3994166 - 08/12/14 12:49 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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That last screenie is a doosie corsair. Fantastic.


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#3994253 - 08/12/14 04:50 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
That last screenie is a doosie corsair. Fantastic.


I agree, just excellent!


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#3994265 - 08/12/14 05:50 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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After reading through the advice you guys gave and trying it out, I think that I'm finally getting the hang of avoiding getting shot down in an FE2b. I've managed to complete 5 missions so far with one confirmed kill. Out of the 5 missions, I only had to run away from a dogfight in one of them without completing the mission objective. I think that I'll need at least 5 more completed missions before I feel comfortable enough to commit to this DiD campaign. So, if I can get 10 missions in a row, I'll be a happy camper.

I need to focus on better handling of this crate during evasive maneuvors while flying below 1000 ft.

It seems like I'm walking on eggshells here and my pilot can die at any momment.

BTW - I'm still practicing with "A" level settings on normal air activity in Flanders area... I'm a glutton for punishment.

#3994267 - 08/12/14 06:01 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I was on a Recce mission with my BE2 squadron. With some Albert Ball as our flight leader))
The game suddenly crashed over the front line. Dammit, I thought, everything's over now. But after I confirmed the error the game switched to mission end details with me still flying and all of my squadmates missing in action (even my good friend Albert). It was like, ouch, could it get any worse now...
But after I pressed Done the game surprised me by confirming my long-awaited Transfer request to RNAS-1. And here I am again, riding my new Nieuport 11 along the shoreline of the English Channel.

It's good to be back to DiD!


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#3994271 - 08/12/14 06:09 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Sounds familiar, because I also used to get random freezes and crash to WOFF manager. I think there's a conflict somewhere between TrackIR and Ankor's newest shadow mod. When I switched back over to the March 25th version, I'm not getting anymore freezes.

#3994277 - 08/12/14 06:52 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Rover_27]  
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Hi, Grats on your transfer to the N11.

Just a heads up, the N11 is very fragile, don't dive prolonged time.
I guess it was Robert, who gaveout the tip of a leaf dive...... Idle throttle, nose, down, full rudder legt or right, and you sail down like a leaf.
And Ammo is very short, so get close, and IF you think you are close enough, get a bit closer, you can down an EIII with 20rounds.

Good hunting!

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#3994287 - 08/12/14 08:41 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Buck, it's good they left the "filler" open in your badages, eyh?
Now you only need some good comrades for the "fuel supply"... biggrin

Fine report, Corsaire - and a beautiful picture!
Planes seem to be getting short on both sides of the lines.


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The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:




12 Aug 1916 @ 05h33 Bombing of Ghistelles aerodrome

The morning of 12 Aug 1916 arrived and still no sign of Hill. He is posted as missing either prisoner or killed. What a loss that will be if he doesnt return. The C.O. called me into his office to inform me I have been promoted to Squadron Commander and that four outstanding claims have been confirmed. It doesnt feel good stepping into Hills shoes this way.

I lead the flight today with Shook, Soar, Hervey and Chadwick accompanying. We had heavy cumulous from 4000 to 8000 feet and much ceres at 9000 to 10000 feet. The flight to the target area was uneventful but as we approached the target we met two EIIIs coming directly towards us. I attacked head on one strafing him as I passed and continued on to bomb the aerodrome which I missed. I then turned back towards the other EIII and I saw Shook attacking him. I had managed to force mine down and out of action so I went to aid Shook putting a few rounds in the second EIII which Shook finished off. I then pulled up and headed towards our lines. The rest of my flight failed to drop their loads and all turned back to our lines to land at Koksijde. I followed them but noticed a Hun sausage just south west of Ghistelles and took a run at it sending it down in flames. I took some hits causing light damage. I returned to Coudekerque and gave my strutter to the fitters for one day overhaul. I must speak to the boys about leaving the scene so early without my direction.

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12 Aug 1916 @ 16h26 Artillery spotting for enemy troop movement and our arty shot fall south of Nieuport..

Escort of 2 Nieuport 11s from RNAS-1 out of Furnes.

I had this assignment on my own. I guess the C.O. likes me!!
a flight sent two strutters flown by Shook and Chadwick to follow some time after me
I had heavy cumulous between 3000 and 7500 feet. The flight to the lines was uneventful except that upon approach I spotted a lone EIII looking to shake hands with me and coming from my 4 oclock low on our side of the lines. I turned into him and we had at it. I forced him down but since I had no witnesses and the heavy cloud cover would probably prevent any of our troops seeing the action I didnt expect the claim to be accepted and it wasnt.. A flight showed up as I was on my way to land at Koksijde.

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#3994311 - 08/12/14 10:58 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hey Robert, Gratulation for your assignment and 4 more confirmed kills. Glad to have you on our side!


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#3994312 - 08/12/14 11:07 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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With some delay, here come the latest "DiD Campaign Chart" as well as the update for our fallen pilots' stone.

Robert, congratulations for crossing the 50 hour mark - you are only the second pilot to achieve that.
Also to your promotion to Squadron Commander - I guess you will live up to it.
The promotion is not yet in the chart though - next time.
Herzlichen Glckwunsch!

RAF28Jenkins and MFair, congratulations for reaching the 25 hours - well done, boys!

Bucksnort's Achille Coppens is our first Belgian pilot in the "DiD Campaign" - welcome, Achille!

And with LtCasey's new pilot we welcome our first American - he has yet to fly under the French flag,
until the Americans will join the war officially.

Seeing 6 wounded pilots again, I want to repeat my advice - concentrate your energy and awareness
on survival. You will only be able to serve your country long, if you return alive and well from each sortie.
The war will be much longer, and there will be many more chances for heroic deeds. Take care, boys!






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