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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #120 on: June 26, 2022, 02:48:49 PM »
Italian Airman Wins Night Duel
(from the Pittsburg Press, 26 June 1918):
Any thoughts on who this pilot might have been?


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #121 on: June 27, 2022, 11:47:30 PM »
German Plane Bombs Baltimore
Theoretically at least... (the American press has a long history of tall tales and paranoia!).  Interestingly, they do cite the blackout that NYC actually experienced, which was reported here a few weeks back.
(From the Free Lance, July 1918).





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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #122 on: June 28, 2022, 10:32:05 PM »
New French Plane
(from the Sydney Mail, 28 June 1916):




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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #123 on: June 29, 2022, 09:28:31 AM »
Forgive my ignorance, all: what exactly is it? I don't recognise this machine.

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #124 on: June 29, 2022, 11:24:17 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, all: what exactly is it? I don't recognise this machine.

I was wondering too.  Maybe a Dorand variant?  The article may be exaggerating; 140mph seems pretty fast for 1916.
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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #125 on: June 29, 2022, 11:29:14 PM »
Another Active Day Over the Western Front
(from the Gazette Times):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #126 on: June 30, 2022, 11:56:17 PM »
Toffs Trek from Trenches to Turkish Baths and Back
"Oh! Oh! Oh! It's a lovely war..."
(from the Evening Record, 30 June 1916):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #127 on: July 01, 2022, 10:39:33 PM »
Handley Page In Action
(From the New York Tribune, 1 July 1917):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #128 on: July 02, 2022, 08:32:27 AM »
Funny how they misspell  the name  ;)

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #129 on: July 02, 2022, 08:44:19 AM »
Funny how they misspell  the name  ;)

Willem
The amount of times I read "Messerschmidt" growing up...!

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #130 on: July 03, 2022, 05:57:58 AM »
Vigorous Russians Victorious
Perhaps the legend is true... of the 85 or so of these bombers built throughout the war, only one was lost to enemy combat.
(from the Saskatoon Phoenix, 2 July 1917):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2022, 09:27:21 PM »
ATTENTION LADIES!  …and ‘EAGLETS’!
Now available - the latest summer fashion for 1917!
(from the Painesville Telegraph):

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #132 on: July 04, 2022, 09:58:21 PM »
Spotlight: Eddie Rickenbacker
Here's a little excerpt on the exploits of America's Rising Star Aviator.

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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #133 on: July 06, 2022, 12:17:29 AM »
Farman Hit 400 Times; Kept Flying!
(From Popular Science, July 1915):


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Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Reply #134 on: July 06, 2022, 10:46:06 PM »
Genet's Grave
Edmond Charles Clinton Genet was the first US aviator die following America's entry into WWI.  Here are more details on his life and death (which occurred back in April) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Genet
(from Popular Mechanics, July 1918)