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#4179915 - 10/10/15 07:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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BTW, I haven't seen any Eindekkers escorting Aviatiks either. Anyone seen them together?


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#4179918 - 10/10/15 07:34 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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That is going on and becoming more common right now, still in the early phases now. Some squads will have one or two HAs or high rankers in a Fokker now while the rest of the squad has Aviatiks.

#4179924 - 10/10/15 07:53 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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That should be happening since June/August. Seems like the Fokkers are late to the party, or are we just missing it? I'm pretty sure we're flying exactly in the area where they're supposed to be. Not complaining - don't want my butt shot from under me by one of them, but doesn't seem accurate.


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#4179931 - 10/10/15 08:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Not that many really.
I did this;


and clicked through the squads to see what WOFF was offering, by declining the enlistment option until all options were offered and it went into the next year, or was it season...?

#4179933 - 10/10/15 08:16 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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ok ok... a Hun monoplane then.


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#4179947 - 10/10/15 08:42 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Not that many really.


So, no Scourge then. nope


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#4179948 - 10/10/15 08:43 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: lederhosen]  
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Originally Posted By: lederhosen
ok ok... a Hun monoplane then.

Well then, that could mean it could have been a Pfalz. biggrin


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#4180045 - 10/11/15 01:21 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: October 10, 1915
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I guess patience is a virtue because today my patience has finally paid off, today I had two encounters with the vaunted new Hun machine. This morning's sortie was an artillery shoot up near Lens, while we were orbiting registering the artillery salvos, here came two of the Hun monoplanes flying along without a care in the world. I'm sure they thought the three Morane L's above them didn't pose any threat, but they were dreadfully wrong. As soon as I spotted them, I signaled the flight to attack. I don't think even as we were attacking that they considered us a serious threat, well I'm sure the Hun whose wings collapsed isn't thinking that now. I was pleased with the performance of the whole flight, we all fired at the Huns but I was fortunate enough to provide the killing burst. While all of this was going on, the other Hun fled for the safety of his aerodrome, can't say that I blame him.



This afternoon we had a line patrol up on the Lens to Loos line. Once again, as we were patrolling I spotted a single Hun monoplane approaching below and to the Southeast of us. I signaled the attack and we dove on him, he turned and ran but somehow we managed to chase him down. Tom gave him a burst and he spiraled into the ground. I think he must have either killed the pilot or wounded him.



Anyway, I go from not seeing anything since Sept 25 to having two combats in the same day with the newest Hun machine. Now, I feel like I can start paying them back for what they did to my brother Jimmy.

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I don't know if the Fokker Scourge add-on had anything to do with today's action, but the skies sure seemed busier and I did see three Fokker E.Is.


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#4180076 - 10/11/15 02:37 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good on you, Banjoman. I guess we'll need to rename this period to Banjoman Scourge.


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#4180084 - 10/11/15 03:06 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hahaha, I do love the minions.


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#4180091 - 10/11/15 04:15 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Banjoman, enjoy it. Once you burn through them, they don't get replacements that quickly, and EIs become scarce. Then it's back to CIs or empty skies. Made even worse if they cut you back to one flight a day, like Alvin's been on for the past week.

But they are fun to shoot down.

#4180211 - 10/11/15 06:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the latest status report. Ken, your numbers for Alvin still look off or are those the corrected numbers.



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#4180249 - 10/11/15 08:27 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Those are the corrected numbers - went back six weeks or so, saw where I'd gone off the rails and 430 somehow became 630. But these were double checked.

#4180252 - 10/11/15 08:37 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for putting it up. thumbsup

#4180264 - 10/11/15 09:01 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Does anybody know what happened to Carrick58, CatKnight, and Combs? I haven't heard from them in a long time.


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#4180273 - 10/11/15 09:16 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the chart BanjoMan. I was out of town and did not update mine this week. I will take care of it next week.


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#4180277 - 10/11/15 09:27 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hey guys, I would like to 'spiff up' up the reports a little. Would you guys like me to include our flying hours? I'm also open to any other ideas ya'll might have.


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#4180281 - 10/11/15 09:32 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Make it any way you wish notworthy

Adding hours is fine.
Maybe also WOFF medals too.
I wish WOFF kept track of ground objects destroyed for the bomb runs.

#4180289 - 10/11/15 09:50 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Oh, I donno. Days spent in hospital. All claims biggrin - kills that we know we should have, but weren't credited for. Stuff that's easy to grab from our pilot screen.
Thanks for taking care of it Banjoman. salute


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#4180352 - 10/12/15 12:09 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'm good with whatever you want to add - hours would be fine, actual kills vs "reportable" kills (Ambrose has 86 vs 57 reportable, for example). Actually the metric I care least about is score - probably because I don't understand why an easy-peasy landing at your home field is worth a point, and putting down in a wheat field is a -1, for instance - from a pilot point of view, I feel a lot more pleased with myself when I manage to land someplace other than an aerodrome and come out of it alive without eating a fence or tree.

But if people like scoring, I'm cool with it - and sometimes I can even add correctly!

Medals I'm not sure of though, just because it's kind of wonky - I think Alvin got two DSOs and a VC within two weeks, which seems a little ahistorical...on the other hand, we are in Bizarro WWI, where a pilot has 86 kills in a little more than 4 months of 1915, 49 of them in a Morane.

Whatever you like. Whatever everybody else likes. I'm in for the duration.

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