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#4262251 - 05/21/16 01:54 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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HarryH, glad to have you back and I love your journal. I'm so tempted to steal it and use it for both of my Centenary pilots. winkngrin


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#4262296 - 05/21/16 05:44 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks Banjoman, good to be back. Please do use it if you'd like to!

H


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#4262829 - 05/22/16 07:39 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the latest status report.



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#4262848 - 05/22/16 08:35 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks Banjoman for the status report. Do you think it would be helpful to mark the pilots that have not updated their status for, say a month, as inactive (on leave)?


"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."
#4262855 - 05/22/16 09:04 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I could do that. What I have done in the past is save the pilots of people who have gone 'inactive' off in another spreadsheet and if they return then I can just re-add them.


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#4262864 - 05/22/16 09:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Banjoman, I'm afraid if you take them off, the board may look kinda empty, but then again why keep the board full of ghosts? Your choice.


"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."
#4262866 - 05/22/16 10:03 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good point, and if they are on the list and see themselves as 'Inactive' maybe that will spur them on to rejoining us and resuming their careers.


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#4262875 - 05/22/16 10:30 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks again for doing the housekeeping.


"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."
#4264119 - 05/26/16 12:38 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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err bad news realy. I'm culling off my two pilots as I don't have the time anymore for so many online things these days.
I've also lost interest with the two as Olhams DID is now nearing its end and is pretty demanding in 1918.

pls dont take this personaly.. I just cant commit anymore.

danke


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#4264140 - 05/26/16 01:54 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lederhosen, not a problem. I'm sorry to see you go since things are finally starting to heat up over here in the Centenary DID but I completely understand. I think I can speak for the group when I say that we will certainly miss your humor.


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#4264179 - 05/26/16 03:39 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'll try to continue August Ege's adventures in the weekend. I've been very busy with real life stuff (including health problems) and so haven't had time to fly much.


"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

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#4264294 - 05/26/16 09:21 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hasse, I've missed your reports and will enjoy seeing you back in the air. Very best wishes for a quick recovery from your health troubles. And thanks for the kind words on Jack's 100 hours. It's sobering to think it is barely a fraction of what you have done!

#4264561 - 05/27/16 03:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: January 28, 1916
Bertincourt

Finally, the scoring drought is over. It has been almost a month since I have last had any success in the air but yesterday I was most fortunate. Manfred and I met Guynemer and his wingman over Cambrai on a routine patrol. On my initial pass I must have scored a few hits on Guynemer because he abruptly turned and dove away leaving his wingman to deal with me. Manfred dashed off after Guynemer with no hope of catching him but he tried nonetheless. After sizing up my opponent, I quickly realized that this poor Frenchman should have run when he had the chance. He had the height advantage but never pressed his advantage and when he did finally choose to run it was just straight away. If he had either chosen to climb away or dive away I would have never caught him, but he chose the one maneuver that allowed me to close the distance. After a couple of bursts, the poor souls engine burst into flames. I am pleased with my success but there are times when how we score our victories leaves one feeling slightly dirty.



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#4264573 - 05/27/16 03:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: May 27, 1916
St. Pol-sur-Mer

The old adage, "Be careful what you wish for...", was once again proven true today for me. It has been raining off and on for at least a month and when we do get to fly we never see anything. I suppose the Huns are as waterlogged as we are and can't get off the ground. So, imagine my surprise when I spotted a flight of three Aviatiks with a straggler about a mile and half back from the flight. I immediately gave the signal to pursue, which of course was totally unnecessary and away we went. By the time we had closed the distance on the straggler he had managed to rejoin his flight, but we pressed the attack anyway. As I was closing the distance, one of the Hun observers must have cut one of my control lines because I immediately flipped over and started spinning. I fell about a thousand feet before I was able to regain control of my machine by applying full left rudder and full left aileron. If I relaxed either of those controls I dropped my right wing and started to spin again. Fortunately, for me I could see Droglandt aerodrome was just about two miles away and so that is where I headed. I was finally approaching the field to land, after what seemed like an eternity, when I noticed that I was side slipping horribly toward the trees lining the field. I applied power which allowed me to clear the trees, but now I was coming in too fast. I killed my engine and just let her drop onto the field. I cracked my landing gear which caused my right wing to dip into the earth which changed my direction of travel and before I knew what had happened I smashed into the side of a hangar. As I sat there dazed and confused about what just happened, I was quickly surrounded by onlookers who pulled me from the wreckage. The most amazing thing of my wreck was that I had nary a scratch, but my bus was a complete write-off. Both Edward and Roderic had seen where I had crashed and they landed not long after. Afterward, Edward told me that he had bagged two and Roderic had bagged one of the Aviatiks, so in spite of my adventure the patrol was quite the success.



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#4264832 - 05/28/16 10:43 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good thing they make those hangars sturdy! biggrin

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Things are going become much more exciting in the Verdun front pretty soon...


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#4265127 - 05/29/16 01:46 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4266122 - 06/02/16 12:22 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Intrepid Fliers News of the World for January:

January 1
Under the command of Canadian General Charles Macpherson Dobell, British forces captured Yaunde in the Cameroons.
January 2
The P&O British cargo ship SS Geelong sank in the Mediterranean Sea following a collision with a British steamer. She was on a voyage from Sydney via Port Said to Gibraltar and London with a general cargo which included tea and lead.
January 4
A relief force started out from Ali Al-Gharbi to save the besieged defenders of Ku-alAmara.
January 6
The Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad began along the banks of the Tigris River between the AngloIndian Tigris Corps and the Ottoman Sixth Army.
January 5
An Inter-Allied Conference was held in Rome.
January 7
British forces captured the forward Turkish positions at Sheikh Sa'ad.
January 8
Under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Fenton John Aylmer the Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad ended - the first in a series of assaults by the Tigris Corps to attempt to break through the Ottoman lines to relieve the besieged garrison at Kut-al-Amara.
January 9
The Allied evacuation of Helles marked the end of the Gallipoli Campaign which resulted in an Allied defeat and an overwhelming victory for the Ottoman Empire.
January 10
General Sir Archibald Murray succeeded Sir Charles Munro as Commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
January 11
Corfu was occupied by Allied troops.
Russian forces began an offensive into Armenia.
January 12
An Armistice was drawn up between Montenegro and Austria.
January 13
The Battle of Wadi took place. The conflict was an unsuccessful attempt by Lieutenant General Sir Fenton John Aylmer to relieve beleaguered forces under siege by the Ottoman Army at Kut-alAmara.
January 14
Lieutenant General Sir Percy lake was appointed as Commander-in-Chief in Mesopotamia, replacing Sir John Nixon.
January 16
French General Maurice-PaulEmmanuel Sarrail assumed command of all Allied forces in Salonika.
January 17
Montenegro surrendered to the Central Powers.
January 20
The Armistice between Montenegro and Austria ceased as negotiations broke down.
January 21
As part of the attempt to relieve Kut al Amara, a British assault against Turkish positions was launched at the Battle of Hanna and was once again repulsed.
January 23
Austro-Hungarian forces captured Scutari on the Southern Front.
British forces attacked Senussi tribesmen at Halazin near the Mediterranean seaport of Mersa Matruh.
January 24
German officer Reinhard Scheer was promoted to Admiral and given control of the High Seas Fleet.
January 25
The personal envoy of US President Wilson, Edward House, met with German officials in Berlin on a mission for peace.
January 26
A communique was sent from Sir Charles Townshend to the Kut Garrison in order to boost the flagging morale of his garrison troops.
January 27
The Military Service Act 1916 was passed by the British Parliament to introduce conscription. The law required that all unmarried men and widowers 18-41 years of age without dependents should make themselves available for national service.
January 28
Louis Dembitz Brandeis was controversially nominated by President Wilson to become a member of the US Supreme Court.
January 29
Paris was bombed by German Zeppelins.
January 31
East Anglia and the Midlands were bombed in a raid by several German airships.

(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."
#4266124 - 06/02/16 12:23 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Warbirds Rising News of the World for May:

May 1
The leaders of the rebellion in Ireland surrendered to British forces.
Reichstag member Karl Liebknecht was arrested following a pacifist demonstration.
May 3
Patrick Pearse and two other Irish rebel leaders were executed by a British firing squad.
German forces began an artillery bombardment of Hill 304, northwest of Verdun.
May 4
The German Government pledged to the United States that they would not attack merchant ships without warning.
May 5
The German airship LZ85 was downed by British guns at Salonika.
German forces gained a foothold on Hill 304 at Verdun.
May 7 The verdict of the Court Martial was communicated to Irish rebel, Sean Heuston, that he had been sentenced to death and was to be shot at dawn the following morning.
May 8
White Star steamship SS Cymric was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-20 in the Atlantic Ocean.
May 9
The British and French Governments concluded the Sykes-Picot agreement regarding the eventual partition of Asia Minor. The agreement took its name from its negotiators, Sir Mark Sykes of Britain and Francois Georges-Picot of France.
May 10
Lord Wimborne resigned as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
May 11
A German attack west of Vaux Pond was repulsed during the Battle of Verdun.
May 12
Irish republican and socialist leader James Connolly was executed by a British firing squad because of his role in the Easter Rising.
May 14
An Austrian offensive against Italy began with an artillery barrage in the province of Trentino.
May 15
In northern Mesopotamia Russian forces occupied Rowanduz.
The Allies began a blockade of the Hejaz coast to assist the Arab revolt under Sharif Hussein bin Ali, Emir of Mecca.
May 16
The House of Commons passed an extension to the Military Service Act bringing married men into the scope for conscription.
Austrian forces captured the Italian trenches at Soglio d'AspiO.
May 17
Earl Curzon of Kedlesron was appointed as President of the Air Board in Great Britain.
May 18
Austrian forces captured Zugna Torta and Unz from Italy.
May 19
The Austrian offensive stalled in the Trentino when Italian troops held Monte Pasubio but the Italians then retreated from Monte Toraro and Monte Campolon.
May 20
German forces attacked Le Mort Homme and captured the summit of Hill 295 at Verdun.
May 21
Adolf Tortilowicz von Batocki-Friebe was appointed president of the newly created German food control board.
May 22
French forces launched an assault and gained a foothold in Fort Douaumont at Verdun.
May 23
British troops occupied the capital city of El Fasher in Darfur.
May 25
The Second Military Service Bill became law in Great Britain.
May 26
German and Bulgarian forces occupied Fort Rupel on the Greek border with Macedonia.
May 27
US President Wilson proposed a "universal association of nations" to settle future disputes.
May 28
German forces bombarded the British line between La Bassee Canal and Arras on the Western Front.
May 29
The first Despatch of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France and Flanders, was printed in the London Gazette. It covered the fighting at the Bluff, St Eloi and other actions of early 1916.
May 31
The Battle of Jutland began between Britain's Grand Fleet and Germany's Hochseeflotte in the North Sea.

(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."
#4267193 - 06/05/16 01:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4267215 - 06/05/16 02:39 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Banjoman;

That was quite the experience crashing into the hangar and not having a scratch! Wonder of Wonders! Must be an angel on your shoulder.


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