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#4154278 - 08/05/15 07:47 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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5 August 1915.



Posted to an Arty Spot mission, it didn't go to well. I was the far left hand a/c in the formation with heavy cloud cover. In fact, every time we turned over target at 2000 meters the ground was obscured. Hope the other 2 chaps saw something.



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#4154585 - 08/06/15 05:00 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4154587 - 08/06/15 05:02 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4154771 - 08/07/15 10:00 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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"Do you think they have a chance Sir?"

Captain Mannequin turned slowly away from the fire place, "Price was a ground pounder. If anyone knows how to survive then him. Still we have to look at this realistically what Dolly. You havn't-"

"Reported them as missing...not yet. The Paperwork is done but I thought I'd wait a day or two, if thats fine by you Sir?"

"Yes you did the right thing I suppose. Damn bad news I'm afraid, damn bad news."


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#4154783 - 08/07/15 11:18 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I expect the next report to say they made it back across the lines!!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND!!!


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#4155752 - 08/10/15 12:46 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I haven't had much free time as of late to keep up in either of the DID challenges, much to my dismay. But Allard has managed a few sorties over the last several weeks and was presented l'Croix de Guerre avec Palme for his efforts. I am fearful however for him and his observer because at some point they are going to meet up with an enemy aeroplane that can actually shoot back. Methinks the Morane will not fair well in such an encounter, unless of course the intrepid French duo bravely run away.




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#4155941 - 08/10/15 06:24 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4155965 - 08/10/15 07:17 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'm enjoying your series on Alvin. Keep them coming.


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#4155984 - 08/10/15 08:02 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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August 10 1915.



Up to the lines dropping bombs on the PBI. The 3 of us dropped 4 25lb bombs each and all 12 missed. The C.O. and the Adj are Browned off at us.


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#4156175 - 08/11/15 11:14 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4156221 - 08/11/15 12:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nice lederhosen.

I really like the "letter home" (nothing to worry about, forced landing, everything's fine) combined with the real story.

#4156319 - 08/11/15 04:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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August 11, 1915.


Well done oh boy, shouted the Adj above the Noise. I was warming the motor for the sections A.F. Attack over by Loos. The Adj handed me the appointment to 2LT. Wicked I thought as I gunned the motor and took off.

Since I was section leader, I took us in to target at Low Level ( less than 800 meters) and smack the bombs were right on. After pulling up , I made 2 more down on the deck runs for my back seater. Ever mindful of the economy ? He fired in 3 to 7 rd burst's Claiming hits on the 3 parked Recon machines for the expenditure of 43 rds.


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#4156352 - 08/11/15 05:27 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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You kicked butt in that ground attack!

#4156497 - 08/12/15 01:22 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: August 11, 1915
St. Pol-sur-Mer

Well, the last two weeks were glorious because I wasn't here. The higher ups apparently decided I needed a rest because of the pace I'd been on. I, of course, wasn't going to complain and I took my leave like any good soldier would. I spent the last two weeks fishing with my father, sleeping late, taking long walks along the seashore, and generally just being lazy. I would have expected dreading coming back, but just the opposite happened, toward the end of my leave I was getting restless to get back to the boys. All in all, it was a good leave and I dare say I'll get another like it for a long time.

When I arrived yesterday, it felt like I had never left, the same fellows flying the same missions. It didn't take long to get caught up on all of the news and I was glad to hear that nothing terrible had happened to any of my comrades. There was one bit of news that I was rather excited to learn, it seems that Alvin Vix may finally be coming out of his shell. I learned that the other day he deliberately sought out and destroyed a number of Hun machines. I say, jolly good show, he's a fine pilot and is turning out to be a good and conscientious officer, but I've always felt that he was just a bystander in this war and I believe that is one thing we can do without. We need everybody pulling their weight if we are going to beat the Hun.

For some strange reason, the CO has reassigned Thayer to another pilot and given me Tom Stanley as an observer. Tom is a fine fellow, but why break up such a successful team as Thayer and Ethelstan. The CO said that Tom needed to learn from my experience and Edmund has been assigned to a newer pilot to share his experience, so I can see the logic. I sure hope this doesn't jinx Edmund and myself.


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#4156716 - 08/12/15 02:41 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4156817 - 08/12/15 06:50 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4156819 - 08/12/15 06:57 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lifted off with 3 a/c for an Arty Spot Mission and came back with 2 machines. One machine ( Sgt Foss) dropped out on the way to target. Why ? Spotted him landing on our side of the lines in an open field. Mission complete/ RTB.


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#4156827 - 08/12/15 07:39 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Sgt. Bond Jameson has disappeared. Literally. I had an issue yesterday that I figured I'd fix be reinstalling. No big deal, I've done it before. Except this time, I didn't realize that I forgot to put aside my pilots folder. So he's gone. They're all...gone...

Even worse is that my disc reader, well, isn't; it had lots of trouble with the main files, and it won't even acknowledge my v2 file on the disc that it's saved on. So I'm back to v1.26 until the new hardware gets here. All this just a few days after my 1917 DiD pilot spontaneously combusted.

#4156840 - 08/12/15 08:02 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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That's a bummer, loftyc. I hope you have better luck with your new hardware.

#4156856 - 08/12/15 09:11 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Loftyc, that really stinks. I wonder if the Devs could add the pilot backup utility into WOFF, it would probably help with the remembering part.


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