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Offline rlrimell

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Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:35:56 AM »
Hi Guys,

Just to say our new Zeppelin Special is finally published and available for our website. :D

Cheers,

Ray R.

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 05:23:23 PM »
Zeppelins at War!... 2014-2015?  :o

So those evil Huns are planning a new Zeppelin offensive for this year and the next one?  ;D

Cheers,
Beto

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 07:10:33 AM »
Hi Beto,

They might not be, but I sure am!

Cheers,

Ray.R.

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 03:00:55 PM »
always loved plant,page and the boys. just kidding, looks like an intersting read, thanks ray

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 08:23:13 AM »
Ray

A excellent book I have some errata:

On the L3 and L4 the recon mission where they were lost was for the blockade running merchant ship Rubens which made it to German East Africa with a load of arms, ammo and other gear. OTF 5-4 has an account of their operations and loss

ZV on 28 August 1914 when it bombed Mlawa it caused 6 KIA and 14 WIA  from A Knox "With the Russian Armies 1914-1917 vol 1" archive.org

ZXII

13 Jul 15 Narew River op with LZ 39 and Sachen
20 Jul 15 Bialystok  destroys ammo train?
22 Jul 15 Novo-Georgievsk
2Aug 15 Novo-georgievsk
5 Aug 15 Bialystok
6 Aug 15 Siedlec or Siedets Knox has the Noviminsk-Syddet RR station being bombed several casualties and the LZ 39 bombed the Minsk RR this night
11 Aug 15 Bialystok
10 Sep 15 Wieljka or Wileika east of Vilna
13 Sep 15 Lida
18 Sep 15 Lida 20 KIA according to Tsar Nicholas II diary

ZXI
10 Mar 15 Warsaw
15 Apr 15 Warsaw
?      Grodno
?    Kovno

(to be continued)

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 08:41:52 AM »
L7 there is an history of the Submarine E31 that finished off the L7 in I think Warship magazine

Sachen
Mar & Apr 1915 bombs Ciechanow and Bialystok

13 jun 15 Narew River with ZXII and LZ39
20 Jun 15  Loumja
 ? Aug Bialystok
 ? Aug Novo-Georgievsk
 ? Siedlac
 ? Minsk
 ? Vilna destroys ammo train?

LZ37 picture 128 is of sailors and this is a army airship

Picture 52 was taken after the Yarmouth raid according to OTF 5-4 in the airship Left to right CWO Paul Puzicha Navigator, CO hans Fritz. wachoffizer Lt Von Buttlar and engineer warrant officer Fritz

LZ 34
10 mar 14 Warsaw
15 Apr 15 Warsaw
5 may Grodno
20 may 15 Kovno

LZ39
22 jul 15 Tluzcy RR
5 Aug Novo-Georgievsk
7 Aug Minsk RR
10 Aug 15 Novo-Georgievsk
10 Sep 15 lida RR
13 oct Grodno RR
7 Dec Rovno troop encampment

The target for the Zeppelin raids in the east are from OTF 11-2. This is not a well researched subject. I hope this is of some use or interest.

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 04:41:28 PM »
Hi James,

Thanks for your informed feedback-always pleased to have this kind of addenda so future editions can benefit as a result.
Much obliged to you sir,

Cheers,

RayR

Offline JamesAPrattIII

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 09:29:07 AM »
Hi Ray

Glad you liked it I have some more: mostly from OTF 11-2

ZV; on 7, 10, 11 Aug 1914 flew leaflet and recon flights over Wloolawek, Plock, Kutno, Lodz
22 Aug 14 flew over Siers, Plosk, Novo-Georgievsk

ZIV:
 ? Aug 14 Recon flight South and East of Mlawa and Gumbinen and north of Tilsit
Aug-Dec 14 flew raids on Gumbinen, Nordenberg, Muldzen, Insterburg, Bialstok, lomja
25 Sep 14 Ossivietz
8 oct 14 Schaulen recon flight
24 Nov 14 Warsaw
1 Feb 1915 lyck badly damaged by Russian ground fire 300 hits repaired and used for training afterwards.

The results of other airship raids in the East
25 jan 15 PL 19 7-110 lb bombs Libau raid the first fell on a pile of iron in a factory yard the rest no damage or casualties. Zeppelin in Combat
 Dvinsk first air raid 5 KIA and 40 WIA Star Media First World war part 5 possibly the LZ 85 on 12 Oct 15
27 Apr 16 Rjeshita several bombs dropped no harm possibly LZ86. Diary of the Commander of the Russian Imperial Guard
4 Sep 16 Papeholm Naval air station raid all bombs in the sea SL14
5 Sep 16 Runo Island minor damage LZ88
31 Apr 16 10 bombs in the sea well away from the Russian battleship Slava SL8

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 11:27:05 PM »
I have some errata:
ZXII: 13 Sep 1915 raid on Lida it bombed the train of Grand Duke George Mikhalovich and about 20 people were killed he telegraphed the Tsar about this and in his 17 Sep 1915 (NS) letter to his wife the Tsarista Alexandra tells her about this. This might be the Grand Dukes train Lehmann mentions bombing on page 33.

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Re: Zeppelins at War! 2014-2015
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 07:31:07 AM »
more on the ZIV:

bombed Insterburg this is a slightly odd source but according to the book "Education of a princess" by Grand Duchess Maria P Romanov who was a nurse in Insterburg at this during the attack which took place during the battle of the Masurain Lakes has bombs missing the rail yard and landing between the hospital and a nearby headquarters. She also writes that one landed in a Park of artillery and picket line and states "The sight that met my eyes was horrible beyond my wildest dreams." It looks like the ZIV did some damage. Based on this book I would say the raid occurred during the 10-12 Sept 1914 timeframe. She writes of working all day and part of the night loading the wounded and sick on to trains.

The ZIV also bombed on the 24/25 Sept 1914 at Warsaw the Kalicz railway station. this is from OTF 11-2