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Feindish Fokkers!

24 January 2017

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
Alarums and excursions in a 'prehistoric packing case'!   A common British 'pet name' for an aeroplane, probably originating in WW1, was a 'kite'. New Zealand ace Keith 'Grid' Caldwell got his nickname from calling aircraft 'grids'. 'Packing cases' - perhaps in the sense of what in the UK we call tea chests, light and flimsy plywood boxes much sought after for moving house contents -...

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"Attack EVERYTHING!...

15 January 2017

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
Flying the 'spinning incinerator' in Wings over Flanders Fields!   "Led by Lanoe Hawker, No.24 Squadron (DH2s), Britain's first single-seater scout squadron, arrived in France on 8 February 1916 in great excitement but was immediately absorbed in a crisis of its own. The day after their arrival, one of the flight commanders, on the first flight of a DH2 from a French airfield, got int...

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Walfisch!

07 January 2017

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
First mission in a new two-seater career in Wings over Flanders Fields   'Truly, this machine is a whale' ('walfisch' in German), one of the acceptance commission officials is reported to have said of LFG Roland's C.II two-seater, when it first flew about October 1915. Not the kindest of epithets, but it stuck - indeed, one famous flier of the type, Eduard von Schleich, made his Rolan...

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