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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2022, 06:17:48 AM »
The Art of Flying
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2022, 05:37:44 AM »
Targeting Taubes
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2022, 06:37:11 AM »
I'd love to know the significance of the markings on the Taube - I'm not sure I've ever seen anything except national markings on them.
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2022, 02:18:57 AM »
I'd love to know the significance of the markings on the Taube - I'm not sure I've ever seen anything except national markings on them.

I'm curious too, as I know little of German plane markings.  Wonder if maybe they were painted in by whomever published the photograph?
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2022, 02:21:42 AM »
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU - Bird Attacks Model Airplane
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2022, 08:14:08 PM »
Brave Yankee Birds Abroad
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2022, 01:42:49 PM »
'WORLD'S KILLING CHAMPIONSHIP'! 'Human Hawk' Navarre Challenges 'Man Falcon' Immelmann to an Air Duel...
This might be the best headline of the entire war (from the Toledo News-Bee 11 May 1915):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2022, 11:08:07 AM »
Albert Ball is Missing
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2022, 11:22:27 AM »
Captive Brit Dumps Unbelted Boche During Loop?
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2022, 01:39:57 PM »
I really enjoy reading all these stories PJ!

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2022, 02:17:43 PM »
I really enjoy reading all these stories PJ!

Glad to hear. I'm starting to understand how so many became enchanted by all these exploits right as they were happening.

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #71 on: May 15, 2022, 02:24:59 PM »
Twin TKO: Two Duelers Fall to Earth Wrapped in Flames
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #72 on: May 15, 2022, 02:28:27 PM »
Witness to Tragedy
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #73 on: May 15, 2022, 07:21:22 PM »
I really enjoy reading all these stories PJ!

Glad to hear. I'm starting to understand how so many became enchanted by all these exploits right as they were happening.
Iím not posting, but I read all of them -  thank you for taking the time.
I try to fold my mind into thinking flying was invented only a very few years ago when reading these snippets, but I donít think I can bring up the sense of wonder people of the time mustíve had. Mixed with the insane danger of early aviation, even without someone shooting at you, mustíve made it an irresistable cocktail.

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #74 on: May 16, 2022, 06:07:29 AM »
I'm starting to understand how so many became enchanted by all these exploits right as they were happening.
Especially with the way the articles are written!
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