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Old 08-10-2017, 09:33 AM
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Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:28 PM
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Evening (evening, evening, evening) clue (clue, clue, clue). Sorry, guys; the echo is getting pretty bad. No one have an idea? Maybe this will help. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.

26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:31 PM
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Evening (evening, evening, evening) clue (clue, clue, clue). Sorry, guys; the echo is getting pretty bad. No one have an idea? Maybe this will help. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.

26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
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I'd take a shot but I wouldn't be able to run a quiz for at least another few weeks
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:05 AM
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I'd take a shot but I wouldn't be able to run a quiz for at least another few weeks
Understood, Hydro Junkie; we all have periods when we're busy or unavailable. But where did everyone else go? I can't believe there are only a couple of us left. Well, let's see if this morning clue draws some one out of the woodwork. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.

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I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wilhelm Klink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:06 AM
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You're showing your age Hydro Junkie! LOL!
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Is that bad? I remember seeing Hogan's Heros, Flintstones and the original Star Trek all when they were first run and not syndicated reruns.
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Well the show is 50 years old it started in 65 and ran until 71.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28.
His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:51 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30.
That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31.
The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
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Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33.
He flew until very near the end of the war.
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Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
36.
Although he flew under highly dangerous conditions, and on two separate fronts, he did NOT serve on “the western front”.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
36. Although he flew under highly dangerous conditions, and on two separate fronts, he did NOT serve on “the western front”.
37.
Most of his victims were enemy fighters.
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Just to end this I contacted my aviation history NERDS and this is their submission,,,,

RAF Group Captain Clive Brewster-Joske

If in fact my NERDS are correct. I will open the floor to someone who is a lurker. Jump in boys!!!!
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Just to end this I contacted my aviation history NERDS and this is their submission,,,,

RAF Group Captain Clive Brewster-Joske

If in fact my NERDS are correct. I will open the floor to someone who is a lurker. Jump in boys!!!!
Sparky
Sorry, Sparky; but you have been given a bum steer on this one. Maybe an extra clue for your participation will help your search. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
36. Although he flew under highly dangerous conditions, and on two separate fronts, he did NOT serve on “the western front”.
37. Most of his victims were enemy fighters.
38.
After the war, he completed his engineering degree.
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Not Sakai, Hydro Junkie; but maybe this morning clue will help. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
36. Although he flew under highly dangerous conditions, and on two separate fronts, he did NOT serve on “the western front”.
37. Most of his victims were enemy fighters.
38. After the war, he completed his engineering degree.
39.
He worked with a famous designer, working on maintenance issues for civilian aircraft.
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Afternoon clue. And maybe yet another dead giveaway? Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
36. Although he flew under highly dangerous conditions, and on two separate fronts, he did NOT serve on “the western front”.
37. Most of his victims were enemy fighters.
38. After the war, he completed his engineering degree.
39. He worked with a famous designer, working on maintenance issues for civilian aircraft.
40.
He also worked with a Japanese design firm trying to produce an aircraft for the U.S. market.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




Question: What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. This warbird pilot was an early aviation pioneer.
2. He was a technical innovator.
3. He had a degree in mechanical engineering.
4. And yet, when he initially tried to enter the air service of his country, he was refused.
5. His father and brother were military as well.
6. He was initially assigned duty in the same branch of the army as his father.
7. But his brother was a flier; and our hero decided to follow his brother’s path, rather than his father’s.
8. While visiting an airport, he met a high ranking aviation officer. That officer arranged a transfer to the air service.
9. He was trained as an observer.
10. Early in the war, he was wounded while performing an act of bravery while under attack. He was recognized for his courage and given an early promotion.
11. Although he was an observer, he spent most of his time acting as a field engineer; arming aircraft with machine guns.
12. He also performed early work with cameras fitted to aircraft.
13. As well as a very early use of a radio set in an aircraft.
14. One of his early radio set equipped aircraft performed valuable service in a major battle.1
5.
During this period of the war, he had a couple of unconfirmed aerial victories.

16. He spent some time with an air force testing unit, before again being assigned to a flying outfit.
17. This time, he was shifted to a different theatre of war.
18. Less than four months later, he gained his first official victory.
19. Then, less than a week later, while still flying as an observer, he scored a notable victory.
20. With the aid of a second two seater aircraft, he shot down a dirigible.
21.
The dirigible was returning from a bombing raid over friendly territory when he shot it down.
22. Early in 1917, he was injured by anti-aircraft fire.
23. While recuperating, he decided to apply for training as a pilot.
24. After returning to duty as a fighter pilot, he ran off a string of seven victories in a month.
25. Two months later, he scored his eighth confirmed victory.
26. He was then transferred to another squadron, but stayed with them only a short time.
27. Then he was given a command position and a squadron of his own.
28. His steady string of victories made his squadron one of, or the, best in his service.
29.
One of his victories was the stuff of fiction. He downed a notable enemy ace.
30. That fight was so strongly contested that even the enemy ace he downed was commended for his gallantry.
31. The enemy ace fought gallantly, but was forced down by our subject ace.
32.
Along the way, our subject shot down three balloons.
33. He flew until very near the end of the war.
34.
He was given staff duty in October, 1918.
35. He was highly decorated for his service.
36. Although he flew under highly dangerous conditions, and on two separate fronts, he did NOT serve on “the western front”.
37. Most of his victims were enemy fighters.
38. After the war, he completed his engineering degree.
39. He worked with a famous designer, working on maintenance issues for civilian aircraft.
40.
He also worked with a Japanese design firm trying to produce an aircraft for the U.S. market.
41. He served in WWII, though not in a flying role.
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