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#4564953 - 04/18/21 04:37 AM Wings Over Flanders Fields BH&H II  
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Bert Bartt
40 Sqn.
A.M. Line Patrol
April 1917

We were headed for the lines across from Lille when we ran into a flight of DFW C.V.s. As we moved to attack, we were set upon by the escorts. Since the rest of the flight seemed to be able to handle them, I pushed through to follow the recon craft. Having lost time in the few turns I did to evaluate the escort flight, I had fallen far behind. I chased them over the front but was still quite a ways behind. I was about to give up on them when they suddenly started to land. I attacked one of them and then tried to make my way home when an errant flight of Albatros scouts dove down. On me. Alone. I fought the back across the front until I reached the point where (fortunately) the rest of my flight that was still flying was awaiting my return. With their help, we drove off the attackers and I put in for three claims. All-in-all, 40 Sqn. claimed 5 enemy craft against two of ours damaged.



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#4565562 - 04/22/21 03:29 PM Re: Wings Over Flanders Fields BH&H II [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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That was a great hop Rick. I am just trying to decide if you were insanely courageous, had suicidal tendencies or were just plain dumb? I mean no disrespect, but three Albys with an altitude advantage that were diving on your six over no mans land, and your mates no where to be found in the beginning. Good work staying alive and bagging at least one Hun, but I fear for Bert's future.

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#4565638 - 04/23/21 01:18 AM Re: Wings Over Flanders Fields BH&H II [Re: Blade_Meister]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_Meister
That was a great hop Rick. I am just trying to decide if you were insanely courageous, had suicidal tendencies or were just plain dumb? I mean no disrespect, but three Albys with an altitude advantage that were diving on your six over no mans land, and your mates no where to be found in the beginning. Good work staying alive and bagging at least one Hun, but I fear for Bert's future.

S!Blade<><


I think there might have been four and that big bang I heard was one cracking up on the way to the ground. Anyway, point taken! Although three Albatros scouts against one Nieuport isn't too bad odds, if you don't target fixate. WOFF AI does a better job of splitting up and extending than any other game I've seen, so one must be careful. Anyway, I don't think I had much of a choice once they spotted me. I was trying to make for the cloud, but no time! And I did work to pull them to our side of the trenches whenever I could. I think the luckiest part was that there were no active enemy infantry units where I decided to cross. Anyway, point taken! salute


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