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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2022, 08:51:42 PM »
FIVE HUNDRED Zeppelins Ready to Raid
(from the Warsaw Daily Union, 1915):



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Field Marshall von Hindenburg Hit
(from the Windsor Record, 1918):



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2022, 11:43:17 PM »
The Canadian Call Answered by Collishaw?
(from the Montreal Daily Mail, 1915)



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2022, 04:17:26 AM »
US President's Son Joins Canadian Air Service:
(from the Post Express, 1917):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2022, 03:54:29 PM »
Tryggve Gran's Amazing Story
The Antarctic explorer and advisor to the failed Scott Expedition, who was the first solo flyer across North Sea, joins the RFC after using fake name.  He allegedly shoots down Hermann Göring five months later; befriending him after war.
(from the Sunday Morning Star, 15 April 1917):


(Photograph published in his 1919 Memoir, '"Under Britisk Flag - Krigen 1914-1918"
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2022, 03:44:13 PM »
German Zeppelins Successfully Bomb Chicken Coop
(from the Sydney Morning Herald, 1915):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2022, 10:06:51 AM »
Fate of a Gotha... and its Flying Canine Co-Pilot
(from the Sydney Mail, 1918):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2022, 12:35:39 AM »
Fallen Figher Flown OUT of No-Man's Land
(from The Century, 1918)


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2022, 02:25:57 AM »
What a great story!

Willem

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2022, 07:59:05 AM »
Wonder if it actually happened...  I searched briefly further for 'Captian Jaumotte', but didn't find anything significant.  Good storytelling at least.
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2022, 08:11:12 AM »
Legendary Flyer Garros is Captured! 
(from the Meriden Daily Journal, 1915)


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2022, 10:33:02 PM »
Recalling a Duel in the Lafayette Flying Corps
After the war the narrator, Granville A. Pollock, became commanding officer of the NYPD Aviation Unit
(from the Toledo News-Bee, 1918):



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2022, 06:58:24 AM »
April 21 1918, of course saw the demise of a certain Rittmeister, but he was not the only German casualty by far as witnessed in this extract from the Casualty lists. A bad day for les sales Boches!
Sandy 

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2022, 07:04:34 AM »
Apologies to those who've seen this one before - but it is the one day of the year I can re-post it!
Sandy

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2022, 07:29:18 AM »
Hi Sandy, may I ask what book this listing is in?

Willem

P.s. I don't mind at all that you repost this wonderful model  ;)

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2022, 07:47:47 AM »
Thanks, Willem
It's another Grub Street publication.
Cheers. S