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#4644952 - 04/10/24 02:32 AM Kodak moment  
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October 2nd 1915. My newly minted pilot Emil Blanchet completed his very first mission today. Flying a Caudron G4 with Esc. C 28 from La Cheppe he was tasked to perform a photo recon over the German lines. After hanging around and being shot at for a pretty tense time he returned safely home and landed successfully. Full of swagger at what brave feats he had done he was a bit deflated to find that the photo plates had not been loaded into the camera! nope

I wonder how often that happened in real life.

#4644957 - 04/10/24 08:29 AM Re: Kodak moment [Re: Baxter]  
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New fangled cameras, the fog o' war, the tired rookie ground crew who knows wink


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#4645053 - 04/12/24 01:05 AM Re: Kodak moment [Re: Baxter]  
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Alas Emil is no more. His Caudron collided with an accompanying Moraine Saulnier L and both planes crashed to the ground killing all 4 crew. It was just his second mission and his total operational flying time was 98 minutes. Back to Edward Cheshire and RFC11.

#4645138 - 04/13/24 12:14 AM Re: Kodak moment [Re: Baxter]  
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Yikes! A rough day for the Escadrille!


The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...

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