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#4565238 - 04/20/21 03:26 AM Aces By Month - 1916  
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Things really hot up this year.

The Fokker Scourge is in full swing, so there are many Germans making their reputations. The French, with the handy little Nieuport, and later in the year the outstanding Spad VII, give as good as they got. The British suffer the worst, but Albert Ball shines like a beacon.

And from September, with the advent of the outstanding Albatross D.I/II, the Germans really start to dominate the skies. If only for a short while. It's the British who suffer most, the French still manage to hold their own.

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#4565268 - 04/20/21 12:17 PM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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Nice exercise PipsPriller thanks.


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#4565332 - 04/20/21 11:07 PM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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Thank you PipsPriller. Very cool to study!

#4565334 - 04/20/21 11:14 PM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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What does the suffix 'HE' mean? So far it is the only abbreviation I cannot figure out. I keep reading it in my head as 'High Explosive.' explode hahaha :

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#4565390 - 04/21/21 10:33 AM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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HE is Home Establishment. It was the term used when RFC pilots had completed their time out on the Western front, and were returning to England permanently (well... until they were posted to France again - anytime between 6-12 months). Some got a desk, most were placed in training roles. Which many detested.


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#4565396 - 04/21/21 11:40 AM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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Nice work. Is there a reason you have left out Lanoe Hawker? I'd expect to see him in your November list - KIA as one of MvR's 3 victories and with 7 victories of his own.


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#4565399 - 04/21/21 12:00 PM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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Lanoe Hawker made his last claim in September 1915, and is listed in the 1915 ace list. He didn't score again, even when he resumed operational flying with 24 Squadron in 1916.

Only those aces that actually score a victory during any one month are listed. If an ace doesn't make a claim in that month, he is not listed. For example Oswald Boelcke is shown as scoring in June 1916 (1, which brought his score to 19). He then doesn't feature until September, when he scored 10, as he was on leave.

The idea behind the lists is to show who was actually achieving claims in any one particular month. Who in fact were the most dangerous men in the air during a particular point in time. It's why I list the ace name with his monthly claim first, and his cumulative score is shown in parenthesis.

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#4565498 - 04/21/21 10:20 PM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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Makes sense. Although died in the month/year might also qualify, if not to miss the likes of Hawker. Missed any earlier post on1915. Vielen Dank, Herr Priller


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#4565504 - 04/22/21 12:38 AM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: Dezh]  
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Originally Posted by Dezh
Although died in the month/year might also qualify, if not to miss the likes of Hawker.


No, you're right Dezh. I should have listed Hawker's death in November, as he was an ace. Have amended the list.
Thanks for pointing it out.

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#4565506 - 04/22/21 12:41 AM Re: Aces By Month - 1916 [Re: PipsPriller]  
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Oh, and the 1915 list is here:
https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4564727/just-for-interest-sake-1915#Post4564727

Under the topic "Just for interest Sake- -1915". smile


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