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#4140371 - 06/28/15 01:39 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'm glad I've a rear gunner now in the Pfalz....the Aviatiks are getting slain hard.
Watch out for the C series if your DiD date is concurrent with calendar. Anybody flying one of them yet?

#4140373 - 06/28/15 01:52 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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System Failures...It's a gamble and like gambling it can have some streaks of good or bad luck.

#4140382 - 06/28/15 02:42 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Had to open my big mouth. Got a system failure right after my last post. Thankfully AFTER landing. Still lucky.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4140447 - 06/28/15 12:17 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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yep the old jinx comment... glad you didn't die cause of it thumbsup

#4140518 - 06/28/15 04:56 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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The next Jinx: A New paint Job.

#4140523 - 06/28/15 05:07 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Flanders

June 28, 1915

B flight, 2nd Section. (3 a/c)


Hokie Smokes, Flew two Strikes against Harbourdin A.F. today. A cockup the 1st one, Bombs missed ( mine hit the road ) Landed at the wrong AF ( points -1)

The sqn did better the second time around ( mine still missed overshot and hit trees) 2 hit next to the Hanger tent.
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#4140586 - 06/28/15 09:15 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Sgt. Bond Jameson ferried in a Be-2c to RFC-6 at Abeele yesterday, and did a couple flights around the area today. He was a bit nervous to go up to the front since hearing all about the fighting in and around Ypres, but he was surprised to not see a single shell or anything going on there. However, he did nearly soil his sidcot when all of a sudden a pair of German planes flew right past, not 50 yards away! They came from right in front, and Bond didn't see them at all because of Capt. Chittenden, his observer, right in his way. There has to be a better arrangement...? From what he's heard of the German design, they probably didn't see him either, but that really doesn't make him any happier.

#4140596 - 06/28/15 10:01 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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The name is: Jameson, Bond Jameson. On His Majesty's (not so secret) Service.
Great name Loftyc. jamesbond


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4140782 - 06/29/15 01:13 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4140783 - 06/29/15 01:18 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4140803 - 06/29/15 01:39 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Another good letter Ken, it is remarkable how different your experience in 1 RNAS is from mine. I've only had one flier die from a crash whereas you've had pilots dropping like flies. I guess that is just one of the cool things about WOFF, no campaign is like any other.


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#4141103 - 06/30/15 12:04 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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BurnHard Reinhardt was chosen to lead an artillery spotting mission down south near the frontlines west of Perrone. He flew west from Douai and turned south keeping the easily spotted cratered mud off his right wing and eventually crossed the river that signaled to him that this was the general area to be on alert for ground artillery burst spotting. Ten minutes or so later he spotted a steady shelling falling near the RR tracks of enemy territory.



Once spotted he reached back and tapped his rear gunner Gerhard on the shoulder and pointed it out to him. He then wagged his wings some as a siginal to Dieter Buchener that they were over target. Buchener has a habit of flying in BurnHard's blind spot causing him worries of collisions and often leaves him wondering if he was still even airborne. He could only hope that Gerhard the gunner would alert him if something happened to Buchener.

He lingered there for 10 minutes or so before reversing course and returning to Douai.

#4141135 - 06/30/15 02:06 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nice stories everyone. Keep it up! Not much to report on my end: I chose to annoy a Morane with an Aviatik just to see what would happen, and he shot me for my trouble. frown

As you can see, a few 'new' pilots, and the Pfalz A.I is making an appearance.

SCOREBOARD



I only plan to publish this monthly or so. It's the top inactive (usually killed) character for each player. Sort of a high score.


#4141194 - 06/30/15 07:38 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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errr CatKnight... I thought we could have 2 pilots at the same time. So Alfred Ball should still be alive.
Basil is Pilot #2. I gave him a "B" name to match his pilot pic. I can see now why you thought Alfred was dead. Pls let him live on.

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#4141222 - 06/30/15 10:21 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Well my last post was almost redundant. Here's why.

Talk about massive engine problems










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#4141249 - 06/30/15 11:51 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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OUCH!
I see the broken prop.
Never had what you described happen to me...YET

#4141362 - 06/30/15 03:09 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lederhosen: That's what I get for assuming. I'll return Alfred to the active list. Try not to get...

uhm...burned to a crisp?

I am AMAZED you survived that. I'm used to a flamer being instant death.

--

I just noticed an interesting little detail there. 'Greasing your faces' before the flight? Was that to protect the pilot's skin from the high winds?


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#4141374 - 06/30/15 03:47 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Grease - sometimes described as 'whale grease' was used to protect exposed skin from cold.

#4141382 - 06/30/15 04:32 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Oddly, the new scorecard is showing the results (for me at least) of last week, not the report I made Saturday night. Am I the only one?

#4141679 - 07/01/15 01:06 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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