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Old 05-04-2019, 06:35 AM   #316
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23 April 1915

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0533: Assigned Artillery Spot west of Lille, Lt Stewart leading with Lt Harvey-Kelly and myself supporting. Extremely high winds aloft. Could not climb higher than 3,000 feet. After an hour of trying we returned to base. Winds still too high for afternoon mission. 1 hour 15 minutes.

Across Flanders the story is the same: Overcast skies, extremely high winds, dust blowing everywhere. Takeoffs are treacherous and landings even more so.

The Verdun sector is plagued with pouring rain. No one is flying today.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:23 AM   #317
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24 April 1915

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0507: Photo Mission over an encampment near the French airfield at Senard. Ltn Soltau leading, Ltn Boelcke and myself in support. 2 hours 40 minutes.
1454: Photo Mission over a factory southwest of Soissins. Ltn Müller leading. 2 hours 48 minutes.
More bad news, for us anyway. Ltn Boelcke has finally received his long-awaited transfer. He has been requesting this repeatedly since his brother was moved. He leaves in two days for Berlin for special duty and then he’ll be moving to FFA 62.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0558: Patrolled the lines near Varennes-en-Argonne. 1 hour 40 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0602: Weather is good enough to fly, but just barely. We were assigned an Artillery Spotting mission, but not long after takeoff the motor started running rough. We barely made it back to the field, and clipped a tree on landing. We are both unhurt, but the machine is pretty much ruined." 33 minutes.

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0906: Offensive Patrol with Adj Barault, over Ghistelles. 1 hour 38 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "After two days in the air the rain is back with us."

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "The wind has died, but left rain in its wake."
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:14 PM   #318
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25 April 1915

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0501: Artillery Spot with Lt Griffiths in the lead. Trenches east of Paaschendale. Gloomy overcast weather. 1 hour 26 minutes.
1157: Leading my own Artillery Spot over the trenches east of Niewpoort, with Fred Aldaine supporting. Weather somewhat better, but still a lot of clouds. Aldaine suffered an engine failure on the way home and came down in a field outside Ypres. 1 hour 43 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0502: Foggy weather. Scouting mission over Combles, south of Bapaume. Lt Stewart leading, Lt Harvey-Kelly and myself supporting. Was almost home when my engine failed. Managed to land at Hesdignule. 1 hour 38 minutes.
1341: Much nicer. Clear skies. Artillery Spot over trenches west of Lille. Lt Murray leading, myself in support. 1 hour 27 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0503: Photo mission over the trenches near Miraumont, with Vfw Leffers supporting. 1 hour 44 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "More rain today."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "Raining again. We had a party for Ltn Boelcke, and tomorrow he leaves us. It was a fine party, but tinged with sadness. He will be greatly missed here at No 13".

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "We have rain again. It seems like we only fly every other day."
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:46 AM   #319
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26 April 1915

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0505: Photo mission south of Epernay with Ltn Soltau. Motor quit just as we were crossing the lines. From 2,000 metres we made it about halfway back to Warmeriville. 59 minutes.
We were back in time to say a final goodbye to Ltn Boelcke, as he left at 0900."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0604: Photo mission, Vfw Leffers supporting. Motor quit while climbing for altitude. Landed just shy of making it back to Bertincourt. 35 minutes.

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0609: Offensive Patrol with Lt Harvey-Kelly. Nothing worth seeing. 1 hour 44 minutes..
1453: Trench Mapping near Neuve-Chapelle. Lt Murray leading. 1 hour 26 minutes.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0753: Short test hop around the area. No assignments today, so we get what we can. 33 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "Raining again."

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "It is still raining."
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:34 AM   #320
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26 April 1915

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0505: Photo mission south of Epernay with Ltn Soltau. Motor quit just as we were crossing the lines. From 2,000 metres we made it about halfway back to Warmeriville. 59 minutes.
We were back in time to say a final goodbye to Ltn Boelcke, as he left at 0900."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0604: Photo mission, Vfw Leffers supporting. Motor quit while climbing for altitude. Landed just shy of making it back to Bertincourt. 35 minutes.

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0609: Offensive Patrol with Lt Harvey-Kelly. Nothing worth seeing. 1 hour 44 minutes..
1453: Trench Mapping near Neuve-Chapelle. Lt Murray leading. 1 hour 26 minutes.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0753: Short test hop around the area. No assignments today, so we get what we can. 33 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "Raining again."

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "It is still raining."
I like how they included random engine failures in the WOFF; a common risk when aviation was young. Never ceases to amaze me how, in nearly every "realistic" combat sim game, the player's unit is 100% pristine, all the time, performing to exact specs, and you never suffer non combat mechanical issues. In real life sometimes the mechanic left a wrench in your engine, your fuel was contaminated etc etc.

Anyways carry on.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:33 AM   #321
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I like how they included random engine failures in the WOFF; a common risk when aviation was young. Never ceases to amaze me how, in nearly every "realistic" combat sim game, the player's unit is 100% pristine, all the time, performing to exact specs, and you never suffer non combat mechanical issues. In real life sometimes the mechanic left a wrench in your engine, your fuel was contaminated etc etc.

Anyways carry on.
Always good to hear from you. Sometimes I wonder if it happened as much as it does in the game. Or maybe I'm just afraid of going down behind enemy lines through no fault of my own. Then again I read several books of accounts in my work on the '100 Years' thread, and a lot of them didn't make it back. Fortunately that was a good way to get captured, which meant you didn't get killed.

Thanks for checking in, especially when it's on my thread.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:36 AM   #322
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27 April 1915

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0608: Artillery Spot over the trenches between Bethune and Lens. Lt Griffiths leading. 1 hour 43 minutes.
1321: Scouting Mission over a balloon north of Lille. Lt Griffiths leading. While we were climbing for altitude Lt Griffiths disappeared. I continued on the mission alone. They keep hinting that we should attack this balloon. I consulted Capt Shaw, and he was willing. We dropped through the clouds and circled the balloon. The carbine was totally ineffective, as was their Archie. Their machine guns, however, put several bullets into our aeroplane. Fortunately none of them hit the engine or petrol tank. When we returned home it was raining. All we got for our efforts was a lecture on not getting our machine shot up. 1 hour 50 minutes

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0640: Long-distance Scouting Mission over a factory about two-thirds of the way to Paris. Ltn Müller leading, Ltn Soltau and myself in support. 3 hours 37 minutes.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0841: Photo Mission over Charleville. No DCA, no trouble at all. 1 hour 45 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "It's raining again."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "It's still raining."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "Raining again."
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:55 AM   #323
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Finally promoted to 2nd Lieutenant after 117 or so hours of flight time. Still flying Moraine Saulnier L type in Flanders and it's now June 11, 1915. I don't seem to ever get cancelled for bad weather and the missions are moving to more bombing runs on Hun airfields.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:25 AM   #324
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The game does have the occasional cancellation, but I modify my own outcomes with die rolls. I've read about how severe that winter was. I've been following Oswald Boelcke's letters home, and it's hard to believe how much they didn't fly that winter. The game doesn't come close.
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28 April 1915

Warmeriville
Odis Forst writes: "0424: Nothing happening today, but it is absolutely beautiful out, so Ltn Soltau led Ltn Müller and me on a check-flight over to Martincourt and Stenay and back. 2 hours 53 minutes."

Saint-Pol-sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "05 Scouting Mission over Paaschendale, S/Lt Derobert leading. Nothing to see. 1 hour 45 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0503: Special Mission today. Led Vfws Leffers and Fricke on a Scouting Mission south of Arras. We scouted enemy positions, wrote them down and flew down to 100 metres and dropped them over local headquarters. On the way home we took note of our own troops’ positions for report to the General Headquarters. 1 hour 55 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1040: Patrol up and down the lines from Sillery to Varennes-en-Argonne. 1 hour 42 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "1040: Patrol up and down the lines from Sillery to Varennes-en-Argonne. 1 hour 42 minutes."

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes "It's raining again."
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