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On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« on: March 20, 2022, 01:39:02 AM »
Guynemer Scores Thirty-Fifth Victory
(from the Quebec Telegraph, 19 March 1917):



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Re: On this Day (in the news)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2022, 01:01:28 PM »
Shower Bombs Upon Zebrugge; Great Air Battle in Alsace
(from The Day, New London, CT, 1916):



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Re: On this Day (in the news)
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2022, 04:46:36 AM »
Five Dollars in GOLD Paid for Model Airplanes:
(from the Spokesman-Review; Spokane, Washington, 1916)


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 02:24:43 AM »
Flying High
(from the Sydney Morning Herald, 1914):



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2022, 12:56:49 AM »
Zeppelins Bomb Paris
(from the Evening News, San Jose, 1915):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2022, 09:08:35 AM »
Prince Freidrich Karl Shot Down By British
(from the Toronto World, 1917)



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2022, 08:59:54 PM »
A busy day in 1918 as can be seen from this extract from Communique 132 of the RFC. This was the penultimate communique before the RFC transitioned into the RAF.
A 'Bloody Paralyser' flew an 81/2 hour mission to bomb Cologne and 90,000 rounds were fired in ground attacks on enemy troops. Harvey and Moore in a Bristol Fighter knocked down an Albatros D.V amongst many other victories.
Great to hear the boot was on the other foot compared to a year earlier!
Sandy

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On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2022, 11:00:08 PM »
Thank you PJ for posting the newspaper clippings. Fascinating and insightful reads. Sandy, thanks for posting the communique. May I ask where you got that communique?

James
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2022, 11:11:14 PM »
French Destroy Enemy Aircraft
(from the Toronto World, 1917):



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2022, 09:09:19 PM »
Sandy, thanks for posting the communique. May I ask where you got that communique?
James

Excellent little book from Grub Street publishers - includes the weekly communiques from RFC HQ in France - known irreverently to RFC crews as 'Comic Cuts'!
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On this Day (WWI aviation in the news)
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2022, 10:04:29 PM »
Sandy, thanks for posting the communique. May I ask where you got that communique?
James

Excellent little book from Grub Street publishers - includes the weekly communiques from RFC HQ in France - known irreverently to RFC crews as 'Comic Cuts'!
S

Sandy, thank you my friend. I will check it out now and see where I can find it.

James
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2022, 11:57:14 AM »
Reports of Mysterious German Giants
(from the Cambridge Times, 1918):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2022, 06:05:51 AM »
Royalty Under Fire Over Front
(from the Youngstown Vindicator, 1917):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2022, 11:09:01 AM »
Strafing near Suez
(from The Day, 1916):



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2022, 11:36:07 AM »
Putnam Attains Ace Status
(from the Pittsburgh Press, 1918):


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