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#4149606 - 07/23/15 12:36 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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2nd Lieutenant Allan Burrel, a young man from the small village of Furneaux Pelham in Hertfordshire, came near death again today. He had only 14 missions and about 16 hours of flight time since joining RFC-3 at Choques airfield.

As part of B-Flight he flew a reconnaissance mission to the front near Loos. Just as the flight approached the front at around 4300 feet his engine began to run very rough and was only able to turn around 700 RPM. He immediately turned back with the intent of returning to the airfield. But the engine seemed to run rougher and rougher, so he reluctantly cut off the engine and started to glide while looking for a safe place to land.

Unfortunately, there was a large number of forested areas where he finally ran out of altitude and was forced to choose a small field bordered by what he thought was a small road. As he rolled out after touching down, he found, much to his dismay, that what looked like a small road from the air was actually a fence!. The resulting collision destroyed his aircraft and put both pilot & observer in hospital for 7 days.

This is my second consecutive mission where there was a "system failure". I had no trouble recognizing it this time and a quick glance at the text under the TAC only confirmed what I already knew.

The first "system failure" led to my "QC" pilot being killed when hitting a tree on approach to landing when he ran out of altitude.

I sure hope the RNG treats me nicer when Allan gets out of hospital. wounded I like getting practice at all the things a pilot needs to know but multiple, consecutive system failures make for quite "Interesting times" indeed! I shall endeavor to persevere - Chief Dan George in Outlaw Josey Wales

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"I shall endeavor to persevere" - Chief Dan George in "Outlaw Josey Wales"

#4149608 - 07/23/15 12:54 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: BKCason]  
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Originally Posted By: BKCason
2nd Lieutenant Allan Burrel, a young man from the small village of Furneaux Pelham in Hertfordshire, came near death again today. He had only 14 missions and about 16 hours of flight time since joining RFC-3 at Choques airfield.

As part of B-Flight he flew a reconnaissance mission to the front near Loos. Just as the flight approached the front at around 4300 feet his engine began to run very rough and was only able to turn around 700 RPM. He immediately turned back with the intent of returning to the airfield. But the engine seemed to run rougher and rougher, so he reluctantly cut off the engine and started to glide while looking for a safe place to land.

Unfortunately, there was a large number of forested areas where he finally ran out of altitude and was forced to choose a small field bordered by what he thought was a small road. As he rolled out after touching down, he found, much to his dismay, that what looked like a small road from the air was actually a fence!. The resulting collision destroyed his aircraft and put both pilot & observer in hospital for 7 days.

This is my second consecutive mission where there was a "system failure". I had no trouble recognizing it this time and a quick glance at the text under the TAC only confirmed what I already knew.

The first "system failure" led to my "QC" pilot being killed when hitting a tree on approach to landing when he ran out of altitude.

I sure hope the RNG treats me nicer when Allan gets out of hospital. wounded I like getting practice at all the things a pilot needs to know but multiple, consecutive system failures make for quite "Interesting times" indeed! I shall endeavor to persevere - Chief Dan George in Outlaw Josey Wales


Love that last line. Maybe it should be placed on the fuselage just under the rim of the cockpit!


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#4149907 - 07/23/15 07:18 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Esc LaF went on a front line patrol of the hilly area of Alsace. "A Flight" was flying lower than Adjutant Jacques "Jack" La Fontaine thought sensible so he lead "b Flight" above and behind them. Good thing he did so because once over the front lines two Fokker EIIIs emerged from a cloud and pounced upon the three men in "A-Flight", causing them to change course and run for their lives.

Jack dove as fast as he dared in his N10C-1 and soon hiis flight of five came to the rescue. Jack spooted his nemisis in a green Fokker and gave him hell.



Jack thinks he brained the pilot of the green Fokker, as he spiraled to the barren hills of the front right after this ss was taken.



Just as they were regrouping more Fokkers suddenly appeared at an equal altitude. Another DF broke out.



Jack hammered one in a crossing shot causing it's engine to smoke and then finished him off with what he thought was another pilot kill.



One pilot from "A-Flight" had to ditch, but all of Jack's men made it home to Luxeuil. He filed two claims, one was confirmed...the green Fokker pilot, Erwin Wenig, from Jasta 16.

Jack only has two claims confirmed and both are for his nemesis in the green Fokker EIII.

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#4150502 - 07/25/15 04:04 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Some action with the N11 in late May 1916 with the Esc LaF. Different pilot campaign.


Hey, I saw him first. Find your own Fokker!



Yikes, one found me! Where the heck is my squadmate now that I need him?


Took things low and was able to cut inside on him. Landed some hits.


He ran for a nearby airfield. Shot him down right over it. Planned on a rocket attack after he crashed onto the airfield, but the N11 took a few hits from ground fire. Decided not to press my luck with a hard setting on that.



Wound up landing at home with out firing a rocket.

That claim was confirmed for his first victory.


? I remember WOFF skipping the 31st of months...Not any more.



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#4156830 - 08/12/15 07:41 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Got into a good fight with the huns. I had the N-17 with a mix of N-10,s someones else's kill but a nice flamer


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#4156833 - 08/12/15 07:48 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Lovely picture! yep

#4157692 - 08/15/15 01:11 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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No words, just a video on a balloon defense mission with an outcome pic from my German campaign pilot.




#4157861 - 08/15/15 05:17 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Sgt, Clive Seville ( American flying for France)
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Flanders


Flying Dawn Patrol with 2 machines, I spotted and assaulted a Hun machine. My wing man and I circled making firing runs. I saw the Hun spin out of control but lost him in the clouds.

Ammo Rpt 1 drum of 47 rds 303 cal


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#4157866 - 08/15/15 06:00 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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My experience with the N10 is limited to Esc LaF which gave me about two weeks of missions before upgrading to the N11. It's no hot rod, but I liked it's stability. Had decent guages and cockpit visibility for a Nupe too.

#4158096 - 08/16/15 01:44 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Back in Alsace and having N17 fun with the LaF Esc in late September.
Erwin and Otto from Jasta 16 still come out to play every so often. winkngrin








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#4158204 - 08/16/15 10:21 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Sgt, Clive Seville ( American flying for France)
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Flanders


I went up solo and got lost. While behind Enemy Lines, I saw the Beast. The free floating Observation balloon was gigantic
My N-10 wouldn't go any higher and the German Sausage was 2,000 ft higher and going up ! I nosed over for home, knowing full well that no one will believe me.



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#4158231 - 08/17/15 12:43 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Nice!
I've never seen one except for home defence in England.

#4158246 - 08/17/15 01:42 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Dude, that's awesome!!! I've never seen one in a campaign. Do you remember the date by any chance? I wonder if they only fly on the historic date or if there is a chance to catch them any time in the right theatre during the right time frame...

MudWasp, those pictures are great, I really like the third from the bottom with the Eindecker fully illuminated against the background...

#4158264 - 08/17/15 03:27 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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#4158543 - 08/17/15 06:53 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Red sky at morning, Huns take warning.! Much color during Jack's recent Esc LaF mission. His arch enemy Erwin was out and about with his sidekick Otto who ran for home.











After dispensing with Erwin's green Fokker, Jack headed for the nearest enemy airfield and caught Otto high above it.






Just as Jack was heading away from the enemy airfield he spotted Aviatiks coming his way!









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#4158597 - 08/17/15 09:30 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Hey Mudwasp, leave some for the rest of us will you!! biggrin


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#4158601 - 08/17/15 09:37 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Hahaha..Funny you said that as one of my guys, Masson methinks, just clipped me in the last mission as i was closing on a wounded and fleeing Fokker EIV. Fuel leak, minor wound, and finding a spot to dead stick it the N17 down.....post some pics tomorrow.

#4159137 - 08/19/15 03:38 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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#4159143 - 08/19/15 04:10 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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We flew in 2 V formations of 3 Aero machines up and down on the enemy side of NML. The formation caught a little cannon fire but no damage. All six machines down safe.

#4159147 - 08/19/15 04:51 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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That dead stick landing was a little tricky.




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