By Mike O'Connor
This most up-to-date publication at the Airfields & Airmen of the 1st international warfare covers the earliest days of the RFC with the retreat from Mons. We stopover at the graves of Fokker Eindecker aces and the airfields the place the 1st Jastas have been shaped. additionally coated are airfields from which Allied aces reminiscent of Beauchamp Proctor VC flew and there's a stopover at to the yankee cemetery at Bony that encompasses a variety of aviators.
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In his flying logbook Louis Strange wrote: Wire from 40 Sqdn. Poor old Ben missing. Flew down, other pilots gave very little hope. Ben had just shot down one EA & was tackling another when two Huns dived on him from above & altho’ immediately attacked in turn had evidently got the poor old boy, as he went down quite out of control, altho’ not seen to crash. Must hope for the best, but feel there’s no chance. Cannot describe my feelings for Mother & Father. P. feeling desperate to get something back for Ben.
Poor old Ben missing. Flew down, other pilots gave very little hope. Ben had just shot down one EA & was tackling another when two Huns dived on him from above & altho’ immediately attacked in turn had evidently got the poor old boy, as he went down quite out of control, altho’ not seen to crash. Must hope for the best, but feel there’s no chance. Cannot describe my feelings for Mother & Father. P. feeling desperate to get something back for Ben. No Huns about, attacked and drove down a balloon.
Each tour has its own map with the locations of all the points to be visited, plus most of the places that are mentioned in the text. However, if you cannot find a certain point or feature refer to the first overall map in the book. All maps and aerodrome diagrams are aligned with north at the top. All are to scale but not necessarily the same scale. There are directions from one site to another. The much of the Cambrai area is predominantly agricultural and therefore the directions are reasonably simple.
Airfields & Airmen Cambrai by Mike O'Connor