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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #195 on: August 28, 2022, 10:19:50 PM »
Airplanes Useless
(from the Pittsburgh Free Press, 28 August 1914):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #196 on: August 29, 2022, 10:45:08 PM »
Airships Waste of Money
A second day negative news on the impact of aviation in the war. 
(from the Glasgow Herald, August 1916):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #197 on: August 31, 2022, 07:24:09 AM »
Fast Fashion
French 'birdmen' strut in their summer furs.
(from the Topeka State Journal, 30 August 1916):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #198 on: September 02, 2022, 10:40:25 AM »
England Urgently Increases Air Force
Just one month at war the scale of what will be needed comes into focus.
(from Aero & Hydro, 31 August 1914):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #199 on: September 02, 2022, 10:46:18 AM »
Zeppelins Raid Coney Island in "Aerial Night Attack"!
Well, not really... but this must certainly be one of the first WW1 aircraft model dioramas ever built.
(from Popular Science Monthly, September 1916):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #200 on: September 02, 2022, 08:15:27 PM »
The Teen-aged Grim Reaper
Grandson of a Serbian prime minister, Pierre Marinovich gained ace status at age 18 and was ultimately credited with twenty-one confirmed aerial victories. The Parisien primarily flew with the "Reapers" of Escadrille No. 94. It's possible that the downed 'prince' referred to in this article was German ace Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp, who was P.O.W.'ed in July 1918, but lived to become an ace all over again serving with the Luftwaffe in WWII.  In contrast, Marinovich, like so many aces to survive the Great War died soon thereafter in a flying accident.  Almost seems cliché.  His body is entombed in Père Lachaise Cemetery not far from Chopin, Modigliani, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, and Jim Morrison.
(from the Grand Forks Herald, 2 September 1918):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #201 on: September 03, 2022, 09:25:55 PM »
Spotlight: Fighting Three-Deckers
(from Popular Science, September 1918):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #202 on: September 04, 2022, 08:32:16 PM »
Revered Role: Seaplanes Seek Submarines
(fromo the Toronto World, 4 September 1915):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #203 on: September 04, 2022, 11:38:42 PM »
I'm glad Carl Dienstbach mentions an 'airhole' since it's pretty obvious he's mostly talking out of his own airhole regarding the 'fast' (!) Triplane with it's streamlined disk wheels!
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #204 on: September 05, 2022, 12:27:33 PM »
Hahahaha

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #205 on: September 06, 2022, 07:27:35 PM »
Reversed Role: Submarine Sinks Seaplane
(from the Boston Evening Transcript, 5 September 1914):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #206 on: September 07, 2022, 04:15:02 AM »
Electrified Lewis Gun
(from the Carlisle Independent, 6 September 1917):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #207 on: September 08, 2022, 12:01:59 AM »
Top Ace's Low Point
That time Billy Bishop crashed through the roof of someone's home and landed in their living room...
(from the Prescott Journal Miner, 7 September 1918):


 

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #208 on: September 08, 2022, 11:19:52 PM »
Luftstreitkräfte Anticipates American Army Air Service
(from the Evening Independent, 8 September 1918):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #209 on: September 10, 2022, 03:46:35 AM »
Russian Rams Austrian Albatros in First Ever Aerial Combat Victory
Major news today from the eastern front where Pyotr Nikolayevich Nesterov (the pioneer aviator and reputedly one of the first to loop the loop), rammed an enemy plane head on.  The historic event, which occurred on August 25, is believed to be the first air victory though it resulted in the death of all involved when their wrecked planes tumbled to earth.  Details from wikipedia:

During the Battle of Galicia on 25 August 1914 (by the Old Style calendar still used in Russia), after trying various methods on previous occasions unsuccessfully, he used his Morane-Saulnier Type G (s/n 281) to ram the Austrian Albatros B.II reconnaissance aircraft of observer Baron Friedrich von Rosenthal and pilot Franz Malina from FLIK 11. Eager to destroy enemy aircraft, he probably intended to hit it with a glancing blow but damaged his own aircraft as much as the enemy's and both planes crashed. As was common for the time, Nesterov was not strapped in and he fell from his plane, dying of his injuries the next day. The Austrian pilot and observer also died. The town of Zhovkva (currently in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine), located near the battle, was renamed Nesterov in his honor in 1951.

(from the Spokane Daily Chronicle, 9 September 1914):



p.s. check out forum member ianb's 1/72 build of the Amodel Nieuport IV, of the type Nesterov first looped in: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=1198.msg18799#msg18799
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