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#4212588 - 01/02/16 11:00 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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August News of the World for Intrepid Fliers:
August 1
The Galata bridge in Constantinople harbour was destroyed by British submarines.
August 3
The Second Battle of Isonzo ended with no strategic result as both sides ran out of artillery ammunition.
Russian forces evacuated Van in Armenia.
August 4
Russian troops evacuated Warsaw but took up defensive positions on the north side of the Vistula River.
August 5
After the Russian withdrawal the Germans occupied Warsaw in Poland.
August 6
The Battle of Sari Bair (also known as the August Offensive) began - the last and unsuccessful attempt by the British to seize the Gallipoli peninsula from the Ottoman Empire.
August 7
Heavy fighting continued in the Battle of Sari Bair. British troops were supported by New Zealand and Australian troops.
August 8
The Turkish battleship Barbaros Hayreddin was sunk by the British submarine E11 in the Dardanelles.
August 9
British troops recaptured the trenches at Hooge.
August 10
A surprise Turkish counterattack from Sari Bair on Gallipoli forced the Allies to withdraw.
The German Zeppelin L12 was damaged by aircraft fire during a raid on Dover in the English Channel.
August 12
A British torpedo-carrying seaplane took off from HMS Ben-my-Chree and sank a Turkish supply ship in the Sea of Marmara.
A British advance at Suvla towards the Tekke Tepe Hills was repulsed by the Turks in the Gallipoli Campaign.
August 13
The passenger ship HMT Royal Edward was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-14 in the Aegean Sea.
August 15
The National Register was taken in Britain.
August 16
Lowca and Harrington near Whitehaven in Cumberland were shelled by a German submarine.
August 17
The city of Kovno on the Eastern Front fell to Austro-German forces.
August 19
The German battle cruiser SMS Moltke was torpedoed by British submarine E1 in the Gulf of Riga.
August 20
British airmen destroyed a German submarine off Ostend, Belgium.
August 21
The Battle of Scimitar Hill in the Gallipoli Campaign, which ended in another strategic failure, was the final British offensive in the Dardanelles.
Italy declared war on Turkey.
August 22
Ossowietz in northern Poland was stormed by German forces.
August 23
British warships bombarded German positions at Zeebrugge and Knocke on the Belgian coast.
August 25
German occupying forces established a Polish government in Warsaw. General Hans Hartwig von Beseler was named Governor General.
August 26
German forces occupied the fort of Olita on Niemen and captured Byelostok and Brest-Litovsk in Poland.
August 27
Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff notified Secretary of State Robert Lansing that, "full satisfaction" would be given to the United States for the sinking of the ocean liner SS Arabic on 19 August.
August 29
A combined British, Anzac and Gurkha force failed to take Hill 60 at Suvla.
August 30
The British Government agreed that the Allies could guarantee eventual freedom and self-determination of Bosnia, Herzegovina, South Dalmatia, Slavonia and Croatia, provided Serbia agreed.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


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#4212589 - 01/02/16 11:02 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Warbird Rising News for December:
December 1
Italy announced her adherence to the Pact of London.
December 2
Bulgarian forces captured Monastir in Serbia.
December 3
Following the retreat from their defeat at Ctesiphon in November, British forces reached Kut al Amara.
December 4
The American anti-war peace expedition of Henry Ford set sail for Europe on the Oscar II.
December 5
The French submarine Fresnel was sunk by Austrian destroyers off the coast of northern Albania.
December 6
The Allied War Council held a military conference in Paris.
December 7
The Siege of Kut began when the Ottoman Army besieged the British-Indian garrison in the town of Kut al Amara in Mesopotamia.
President Woodrow Wilson delivered a war message to Congress denouncing anti-American plotters.
December 8
British forces at Anzac Cove and Suvla in Gallipoli were ordered to evacuate.
In Flanders Fields was published in Punch magazine. It was written by Canadian medical officer John McRae after presiding over the funeral of a friend and fellow soldier earlier in the year.
December 10
German attaches Captain Boy-Ed and Captain Papen were recalled from the USA by their Government.
December 11
General and politician Yuan Shikai accepted the title of Emperor of China.
December 12
Greece conceded Allied demands regarding Salonika.
December 13
The Affair of the Wadi Senab concluded two days of action fought in Egypt's western desert between the Senussi and British and Indian forces.
December 14
Hamadan in western Persia was occupied by Russian troops.
December 15
Field Marshal Sir John French resigned as Commander-in-Chief of British forces on the Western Front and was replaced by Sir Douglas Haig.
December 17
German light cruiser SMS Bremen sunk in the Baltic after striking a Russian naval mine.
December 18
US President Woodrow Wilson married Edith Galt at her home in Washington.
December 19
The Allies started the preliminary evacuation of Gallipoli.
December 20
The evacuation of 83,000 troops from Suvla Bay and Anzac Cove in Gallipoli was completed.
December 21
The Japanese passenger steamer Yasaka Maru was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat near Port
Said in the Mediterranean Sea.
December 23
British naval operations began on Lake Tanganyika.
December 24
The French passenger steamer Ville De La Ciotat was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by German submarine U-34.
December 26
The British government entered into a treaty with Ibn Sa'ud, the Emir of Nejd, accepting protectorate status and agreeing to make war against Ibn Rashid, who was being supported by the Turks.
December 28
British and Indian forces at Cape Helles were ordered to evacuate Gallipoli.
December 29
Draft rules were approved for the Inter-Allied War Council.
December 30
P&O passenger liner SS Persia was torpedoed and sunk without warning by German U-Boat commander Max Valentiner.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


"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."
#4212603 - 01/03/16 12:24 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the news reel Fullofit. It's always educational to see what's happening at the time.


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#4212619 - 01/03/16 01:56 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lederhosen, I just used your scoring system and we are definitely using it, it was so much easier. Thanks for the great idea.


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#4212635 - 01/03/16 02:57 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
Thanks for the news reel Fullofit. It's always educational to see what's happening at the time.


My pleasure MFair. Yet another way to learn something new.


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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."
#4212701 - 01/03/16 09:14 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
Thanks for the news reel Fullofit. It's always educational to see what's happening at the time.




true...I didn't know the Huns torpedoed the Japanese in the Med...or any where realy. Funny how things change later


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#4212843 - 01/03/16 09:41 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the latest status report. Mudwasp, could you please re-enter your data for the last week, somehow it was corrupted and I don't have it, Thanks.



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#4212916 - 01/04/16 04:27 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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ArGGGG!!!!
Higher math AGAIN!.....? rofl ....ok...

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#4213269 - 01/05/16 02:58 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here's the latest status report with MudWasp's up to date information.



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#4213403 - 01/05/16 03:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks !
No Clue why that first report came up corrupt.

Hey, is there anyway to update the scoring rules on the first page?
If not I'll just try to remember they are posted on page 104.

#4213492 - 01/05/16 06:56 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I can certainly give it a try. I'll give it a go when I get home tonight from work.


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#4213617 - 01/06/16 12:02 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Or we could just forget the "score" column altogether. Just keep the info that's easy to grab from the pilot screen.


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#4213655 - 01/06/16 02:11 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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MudWasp, I can't edit the first screen. Fullofit, I would be happy to eliminate the scoring if that's what everybody else wants.

I can't figure our how to create a poll, so here is an informal one. Vote Yes to keep scoring or No to eliminate scoring and I'll just go with the majority. I'll run this informal poll till Sunday. If nobody votes, then I'll just do what I want. biggrin


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#4213843 - 01/06/16 05:10 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: September 8, 1915
Bertincourt

Yesterday may very well have changed the course of my flying career. We were ordered to fly a simple artillery shoot, but the main difference this time was we were escorted to the target and back by a couple of the new Fokker Eindekkers. We have been hearing many rumors concerning these new aeroplanes, but to actually see one in the air was another thing altogether. The best analogy I can think of is, we were the sheep and they were the sheepdogs. I've decided that I want to be a sheepdog, so naturally I started pestering Hauptman von Schoenebeck as to when we will get these machines. He laughed and reminded me that patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. Ach, he sounds like my mother. If waiting is required then waiting is what I'll do, but I will have one of those machines.



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#4213852 - 01/06/16 05:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: January 6, 1916
St. Pol-sur-Mer

I'm beginning to really dislike Northern Flanders, if it isn't raining non-stop, it is snowing non-stop. It has snowed for the last six days, but yesterday we threw caution to the wind and completed a mission. Once aloft, I realized quickly that we should have just scrubbed the whole affair and returned to our warm mess. I did speak to the 'Old Man' about starting a squadron library because eventually one gets rather tired of cards, playing the piano, or drinking. He gave me the go ahead and I've started searching the local villages for any reading material. The one interesting aspect of yesterday's sortie was that it was an escort mission. This was the first we had flown and I fear that we will be called to fly many more. The actual flying isn't any more dangerous that our regular sorties, but it was very tedious and it's been my experience that tedium has killed many a pilot. I must think of ways to keep our pilots alert and attentive when we are flying these sorties. I've included a photograph of our charges yesterday and you can see for yourself that we should have stayed home. Naturally, we didn't see anyone else in the air and I would bet the BE2c drivers didn't see anything on the ground either. Oh well, at least it got us out of our huts.



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#4214002 - 01/07/16 01:59 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Banjoman, all this patience could be for nothing if you get shot down. It's better to do the shooting than being shot at. I would bother Hauptman von Schoenebeck some more if I were you. On the other hand ... don't be too hasty. I bullet hole in those Fokkers and you're going down.


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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."
#4214027 - 01/07/16 03:04 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I know what you mean, I'm trying to play both of my pilots as historically accurate as I can and from my reading transfers didn't happen all that often. So, my German pilot will probably stay in Jasta 1 until he promotes to Hauptman and then get his own Jasta.


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#4214194 - 01/07/16 03:07 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'm going to vote PRESENT, just like a high ranking politician, on the scoring issue.

Those Fokker E series would be my last choice as far as survive ability is concerned. That said, I think about transferring to Jasta 15 now and then until I fly my non-DiD Jasta 15 pilot from this time frame and realize how vulnerable and out classed those kites are.

One bullet to a wing can send an E series into a death spiral

#4214200 - 01/07/16 03:16 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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That's true, but Ahren wouldn't know any of that, all he knows is his Aviatik flys like a cow and the Fokker Eindekker flits around like a butterfly.


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#4214214 - 01/07/16 03:32 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Too bad he doesn't know the Aviatik CI is a sturdy, deadly, killing machine in the right hands...

Those EIVs are very deadly to their pilots due to engine failures. I had to turn off "random engine failures" with my non-DiD Jasta 15 pilot during that time period. WOFF's new Fokker DII was a welcome ride after the Fokker EIV phase!

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