By Charles Richard Smith; United States. Marine Corps
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In the sunshine, the pilot and observer are unpleasantly blinded by the reflections. Transparency was clearly not the best way to conceal an aeroplane, and by the end of the year the Germans had standardized fabric preprinted with multiple irregular hexagons as their principal means of camouflage. E IV While the Fokker factory was well engaged in filling Idflieg orders for the E III, in November 1915 Kreuzer and his staff built what they hoped would maintain the Eindecker’s edge against any new opposition the Allies might devise.
No. 6 Sqn, which supplemented its BE 2c two-seaters with a scout or two, boasted two such characters. On 10 May 1915 Capt Louis A. Strange went up in the squadron’s newly delivered Martinsyde S 1 scout with a Lewis gun installed above the upper wing to attack an Aviatik, only to suffer a jam. Since the gun could not be pulled down, he stood up and spent some ten minutes trying to free the magazine – until the Martinsyde suddenly stalled and yawed, throwing him out of the cockpit. At that point Strange’s curses at the ammunition drum’s refusal to come loose turned to prayers that it would not, as he clung to it for dear life and swung his body about in a desperate effort to regain the cockpit.
He would subsequently attain the rank of Generaloberst in World War II, commanding German airborne forces in such spectacular operations as the assaults of Eben Emael and Crete. Student died in 1978. com COMBAT The Battle of Verdun began on 21 February 1916 with scout pilots from both sides targeting the enemy’s reconnaissance aeroplanes, as would be a logical first priority. The first French claim over a Fokker E type that day was by a Maurice Farman bomber crew of escadrille MF29. First blood between the rival fighters may have finally been drawn on 26 February, when Adj Jean Navarre, newly transferred from N12 to N67 at Vadelaincourt, was credited with a double victory.