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JS312RAF
08-04-2006, 06:05 PM
this one was a pain really! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
hope u will enjoy it! thx for lookin..
u can see it at ScreenshotPrints (http://www.screenshotprints.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=25&thread_id=2546)

JS312RAF
08-04-2006, 06:05 PM
this one was a pain really! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
hope u will enjoy it! thx for lookin..
u can see it at ScreenshotPrints (http://www.screenshotprints.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=25&thread_id=2546)

r_c
08-04-2006, 07:08 PM
that's b!tchin! ..the poor dude jumpin out is in a heap of trouble! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

PBNA-Boosher
08-04-2006, 07:37 PM
SCHWING! Very nice!

skarden
08-04-2006, 08:32 PM
Yet again Great work Jura.I use your art work for my desktop more then anyone else and it just seems to get better.thank you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

woofiedog
08-04-2006, 10:45 PM
Beautiful work on this WWI picture.

A bit of a story about Frank Luke Jr. ...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/da/Frankluke.jpg

The Arizona Balloon Buster.
Frank Luke, Jr. was the second highest scoring USAS Ace of WWI, with 18 victories. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, May 19, 1897 to Mr. and Mrs Frank Luke, Sr.

Frank Luke enlisted in the Signal Corps, U.S. Army, on September 25, 1917, as a private. He was then sent for flying training to Rockwell Field, San Diego, California, on January 23, 1918, and was subsequently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Aviation Section, Signal Officers Reserve Corps.

Arriving overseas for advanced flying training, he was stationed at the 3rd Aviation Instruction Center, Issoudon, France, where he remained untl May 30, 1918, leaving for Caziaux. On July 26, 1918, he was ordered to active duty at the front with the 27th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, in the Aisne-Marne salient.

Frank Luke stood out among the others, as a lone wolf flyer at a time when formation flying was becoming the order of the day. He continued to make savage solo attacks at the enemy, even against orders to the contrary. He made a specialty of attacking observation balloons, possibly the toughest target any pilot in WWI could face, as they were protected by scores of machine guns and AA artillery, not to mention the occasional fighter squadron.

Yet, Frank Luke managed to down no fewer than 13 of these formidable targets in just one week of September 1918, two days of which he did not fly. One on day alone, September 18, 1918, he shot down 2 balloons and 3 aircraft. Yet, he would be dead, killed in action just 10 days later.

On September 28, 1918, while attacking two German observation balloons, the law of averages caught up with the young ace. He was severely wounded, and forced to land near the town of Murvaux, but not before he made a strafing run against a column of German soldiers along the road, killing six, and wounding many more.

When his plane landed, not far from where he attacked the German infantry. He got out to find himself surrounded by the enemy. The Germans called for him to surrender, but that was the last thing on his mind. He pulled his pistol and started shooting, the German infantry returned fire, ending his brief career.

Only 21 at the time of his death, he was also the ranking US ace at that time, with 14 balloons, and 4 airplanes for a total of 18 kills. He was the first of only two US aces to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for deeds of bravery in WWI (Eddie Rickenbacker being the second).

Source:
Fighter Aces of the USA, by Raymond Toliver and Trevor Constable.

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Graves Registration Letter

From:
Graves Registration Officer, Neufchateau Area No. 1
To:
Chief of Air Service, A.P.O.
Subject:
Grave, Unknown American Aviator
1.
Units of this service have located the grave of an unknown aviator killed Sunday, Sept. 29, 1918, in the village of Murvaux.
2.
From the inspection of the grave and interview held with the inhabitants of this town, the following information was learned in regard to this aviator and his heroism. His is reported as having light hair, young, of medium height and of heavy stature.
Reported by the inhabitants that previous to being killed this man had brought down three (3) German balloons, two German planes and dropped hand bombs killing eleven German soldiers and wounding a number of others.

He was wounded himself in the shoulder and evidently had to make a forced landing. Upon landing he opened fire with his automatic and fought until he was killed.

It is also reported that the Germans took his shoes, leggings and money, leaving his grave unmarked."

Chester E. Staten
Captain of Infantry
G.R.S. Office

Feathered_IV
08-05-2006, 03:43 AM
Wow! Thats a keeper http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

JS312RAF
08-05-2006, 06:55 AM
thx a lot lads!