[WWI] Re: WW1 DH4 shot down

Alec E. Adamyk wwi@wwi-models.org
Sat Dec 6 11:44:00 2003


Hi,

What is A CCI and where do I find it. The same for the RFC communiqués.

Thanks
Alec

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Pearson" <bpearson@kaien.net>
To: <wwi@wwi-models.org>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 3:37 AM
Subject: [WWI] Re: WW1 DH4 shot down


> The 1917-18 volume of the RFC Communiques should be able to help there. .
I
> only have the 15/16 and 18 RAF volumes.. .
>
> Hey wait a sec .. wasn't there an article on 55 Sqn in a recent CCI. ..
I'm
> pretty sure I did a bunch of illustrations to go along with it, so it
should
> be within the last two years.
>
> Here we go. .. 33/1 has part one of Capt Beater's diary from 14 Nov'17 - 8
> Feb'18 as well as illustrations of B3957, B3967, A7477 and A7703.
>
> 33/2 has part 2 from 9 Feb'18 - 3 July 18 .. and it says ....
>
> Wednesday, March 13 1918
> " Warm and sunny day. Hung about the aerodrome all the morning and watched
> the mechanics putting a new engine in our bus. At 01.30 a formation of
nine
> machines started off to bomb Frieburg. They had the rottenest luck for on
> the way back they were met by about 20 Huns who shot down Brooks, Wilson
and
> Cavanaugh with their observors Cann, Sgt Gostling and AM Brockbank. Wild's
> machine was badly shot about and made a forced landing in a ploughed field
> near Praye, breaking his prop and undercarriage. We now oinly have eight
> servicable machines left"
>
>
> Bob
>
> Day eight of no heat/hot water .. temperature inside is almost the same as
> outside now
>
> ----------
> >From: "Shane Weier" <bristolf2b@hotmail.com>
> >To: wwi@wwi-models.org
> >Subject: RE: [WWI] FW:WW1 DH4 shot down
> >Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2003, 7:45 pm
> >
>
> > Hi all
> >
> >>I've had a question from off list about a particular DH-4 ......
> >>
> >>>It was a DH4 shot down on 13/3/18 over Freiburg Bremgarten (Germany)
after
> >>>departing Mulhouse (France).
> >
> > Thanks to Bob, 'ming and DZ for the assistance - I've now answered the
> > original question pretty well.
> >
> > He has a supplementary question though - if we assume the 55 Sqn
Independant
> > Force raid to be the right one - and the concurrence of location is
pretty
> > good - is there any way to find out how many other aircraft were
involved in
> > the raid?
> >
> > I've determined from elsewhere that the victors listed in Bob's email
were
> > Jasta 41, though that wasn't actually asked of me :-)
> >
> > Shane
> >
> > ********************************
> >
> > My Strine is a Toad in Disguise
> >