By Mick Davis

Within the years sooner than global battle I, George Holt Thomas used to be an energetic supporter of aviation improvement and a promoter of its army strength. The velocity of improvement observed him using a tender and proficient airplane dressmaker through the identify of Geoffrey de Havilland, and the airplane they produced went directly to make historical past. during this ebook, the writer tells the tale of Airco, the plane production corporation, and of its diversity of goods together with the D.H.4 and D.H.9a designs.

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9 made its operation of the earlier type increasingly less urgent. HAs with the Irish group, not all of which may have been on 19 Training Squadron's books. HAs served with the Fighting Schools at Turnberry, Marske and Bircham ewton, and others with 1 (Observers) SAG at ew Romney, but This rear view shows the flotation bag mountings and the other attachments. It is not known what effect such drag-inducing features had on the machine's performance. 4 was the fitting of floats. This was done to A8044 at Felixstowe during October 1918.

Mith killed, and the observers of two other machine were wounded. HAs were sent against targets in ologne. lIAs, but two were shot down out o( control; however, A 7595' ob er er was killed. Significantly, thi raid wa th· (urthest north that 55 Squadron had penetrated so 64 far. Landau was bombed on 2 May, and more distant railway targets at Charleroi/ Namur and Liege on the next two days; A7791 was lost on the 22nu. HAs against Mannheim; they were obliged to divert to Karlsruhe, and hau the misfortune to lose A 7825 in flames, with the pilot fatally wounued and the observer killed.

55 TDS (ex-203 TDS) Manston/ Narborough - A7884, A7962, 89480, 89482,88486,89487,89490,89491, N6414, N6425. 57 TDS (ex-202 TDS) Cranwell - A7726, 89478, 89479, 89488, 89489, 89496, D176~ N6427, N6429. of 22 August. Subsequent raids by Gothas and Giants were macle at night. 1-1As. Yarmouth and its satellites at Bacton, Burgh Castle and Covehithe were the principal stations for operations over the Dogger Bank. HAs acquired by the RNAS for the proposed reconnaissance of the Keil Canal, were delivered to Bacton on 9 August 1917.

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