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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2022, 01:22:42 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

Thanks for sharing this model of Richtofen's downed plane! News of his demise started trickling to the western press over the following days.  Here are two of the first to surface on this day in 1918.  More to follow tomorrow. 

From the Bonham Daily Favorite:




From the Warsaw Daily Times:


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2022, 02:03:15 AM »
Emerging Details on Richtofen's Demise
(from the Montreal Gazette, on this day in 1918):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2022, 04:11:44 PM »
MEANWHILE IN MEXICO (Three Reports on the US Invasion...)

1. Your Tax Dollars At Work
(from The Day, 1916):

     


2. Aviator Bribes Firing Squad, Escapes Across Border Clinging to Boxcar (from Aerial Age Weekly, 26 April 1915):

     


3. American Bird-men Break Record (from the Ingomar Index, 27 April 1917):

     
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2022, 10:53:45 PM »
Richtofen's Mis-Identified Mistress and Killer
They even publish the woman's home address!
(from the Berkeley Daily Gazette 1918):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2022, 12:49:10 AM »
Enjoy a Wine Tasting While Comfortably Watching Zeppelins Destroy Your Home:
(both from Aerial Age Weekly, 1915):





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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2022, 09:37:03 PM »
Quirky Air-Service Lingo
(from the Woodville Republican, 1918)


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2022, 12:06:36 AM »
'Chateau Joe' Recalls First Flight Over the Front
(from the Newark Sunday Call, 1918 {click to enlarge})



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2022, 02:41:15 AM »
Planning for Yankee Planes 'Over There'
(From the Troy Sunday Budget, 1917):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2022, 09:33:25 PM »
Fokker Fighting Tactics
(from Popular Mechanics, April 1916)


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« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2022, 11:13:18 PM »
Anyone Ever Heard of This Austrian 'Ace'?
(from the Washington Observer, 1918):



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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2022, 12:48:21 AM »
Uncle Sam's Suicide Traps
(from the Meriden Daily Journal, 1916):


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« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2022, 11:53:36 PM »
Brooklyn Boy Bags First Boche
(from the Toledo News-Bee, 1918; with a snippet about American ace J. A. Meissner (from Wikipedia):

"Piloting a French-made Nieuport 28, Meissner scored his first aerial victory over the ForÍt De La Rappe on 2 May 1918; he was fortunate to survive, given the fabric was shredding off his top wing even as he scored. At any rate, the feat earned the Distinguished Service Cross and the Croix de Guerre."


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2022, 10:09:12 PM »
Malone Missing
(from the Morning Leader, 1917)

Interesting anecdote on wikipedia how this Canadian ace rescued one of the pilots he downed from German artillery.  He himself would be dead just one week later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Joseph_Malone




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« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2022, 10:56:32 PM »
Raider of Loughborough Wrecked
Cited as the L20, technically this was Zeppelin LZ. 59.
(from the Glasgow Herald, 1916):





And from the Gettysburg Times, 1916:
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2022, 12:16:57 AM »
French Ace Flachaire Flips For Americans 

This article assigned him 15 planes downed and forty unconfirmed victories, though it appears his official tally in the history books is only is eight https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Flachaire).  He would again serve in the French military throughout all of WWII.

(from the Gazette Times):