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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

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MONDAY, MAT 27, 1918. THE DAILY COURIER,, CONNELLSVIL.LE. PA. PAGB · I. E ^UHJTENAMT ^PATDBRIEN- CHAPTER II. ' I Became a Fighting Scout. I started flying In Chicago In 1912. I Trns then eighteen years old, but 1 had had a hankering for the air ever since I can remember. As n youngster I followed the' exploits of the Wrights wUli the greatest interest, although 'I most confess I sometimes hoped that they wouldn't really conquer the air until I had hail a -winch at It myself. I got more wlincfcs than I was" looting for later on. Needless to say, my parents, were very mnch opposed to my risking my life at what was undoubtedly at CTint time one of the most hazardous "pastimes" a young fellow could select, and every time I had a sroashnp or some other mishap' I was ordered never to go near an aviation field ogain. So I went out to California. Tliere Another fellow and I built our o^vn machine, which. we flew In various parts of the state. In the early part of 1910, -when trou- fcle was brevdog In Mexico, I joined the American flying corps. I was sent to Sao. Diego, where the army flying school Is located, nnd spent about eight months there, but as I was anxious to jet into active service and there didn't ·eera mucli chance of "America ever jetting Into the war, I- resigned and, crossing over to 1 Canada, Joined -the Royal Flying corps at Victoria, B. C. I was sent to Camp Borden, Toronto, Srst to receive Instruction and later to Instruct. While a cadet I made the first loop ever made by a-cadet In Canada, and after 1 had performed tho ·hint I half oipected to be kicked out of the serrlcp for It Apparently, how- erer, they considered the source and . let !t go at that. Inter on. 1 had the ·atlsfnction of introducing the loop ·s part of the regular course of* ln- itraction for cadets'in the B. F. CTM and I want to say right here that Camp Eortfeii has turned .ont some of the best fliers that have' ever gone to Irahea ; · In May, 1917i I and seventeen other .Canadian filers left for England on the Hefanlc, where, ve were to qualify lor service in Trance. Oar "squadron consisted., of nine Americans, C. O. Robinson, H. A. Milter, F. S. McClnrg, A. A. Allen, E. B. Garnet, "H. K. Boysen, H. A. Smeeton Ad A. A. Taylor, and myself, and nine Britishers, Paul.H. lianey, J. B. Park, C. Nelroes, C. S. Moore, T. L. AUrln- ·on, F. C. Conry, A. Mnlr, E. A. L. F. Smith ami A. C. Jones.' "Within a f«w weeks after onr arrival In England all of us had von onr **wlngs"--the insignia tporn on the left breast by every pilot on the western front . \ We were all sent to a place In Trance known as the Pool Pilots Mess. Here men gather from an the training ·qnadrons In Canada: and England and ·wait assignments to the particular ·crnadroh of wldch they ore to become members. ' · " , ' " ' The Pool Pilots Mesa Is situated a few mttn baclc of the lines. When- erer a pil t J« shot down or killed the -Pool Pllota Mess "is notified to send another to take Ms place. litre are so many casualties every toy In the H. F. a at one point of tb« front, or another that the demand for new pilots Is quite active, bnt when · fellow Is Itching to get Into the fight as badly as I und my friends were I must confess that we get a little Impatient, although we realized that crery time a Dew man was called it meant that some one else had! in alt probability, been killed, wounded or captured. ^One morning an order came 'in for a scout pilot and .one of my friends was assigned. I can tell yon the rest of us were as envious of him aa If it were the last chance any of ns were · we^golng to huve to get to the front As It was, however, hardly more than three boon had "ejapaed before another wire was received-at the mess ' and. I was ordered.', to follow my friend. I afterward; learned, that as. ·oon as he arrived at the sqnadron he prevailed upon the commanding officer of the squadron to wire for me.. At the PoolPilots' Mess It was the custom of the oflicers to wear "shorts" --breeches that are about eight inches long, lite the boy acouU wear, lear- Ing- a-space of, about eight Indies of open country -between the top of the. putfees and the end of the shorts. The Australians wore them in Solonlkl and. ot the Dardanelles ·When the order came in for me, I had these "shorts" on, and I didn't have time to change Into other clotlies. Indeed, I was In such.a sweat to get, to.the front that If 1 had been in my pajamas I think I would have gone that way. As it was, it was raining and 1 threw an overcoat over me, jumped Into the machine, and we ratide record time to the airdrome to which I had-'been ordered to report As I alighted from the automobile my overcoat blew open and displayed my manly form attired In "shorts" instead of in the' regulation flying breeches, and the sight aroused considerable commotion in camp. "Must be a Yankee!" I overheard Jne officer sny to another as I approached. "No one but a Yankee would have the cheek to sliow up that way, you know!" But they laughed good-naturedly as I came i?p to them, and welcomed me to the squadron, and I was soon very much at home. My squadron was one of four stationed at an airdrome about eighteen miles back of the Ypres line. There were 18 pilots in pur squadron, which was a scout squadron, scout machines carrying but one man. A scout sometimes called a fighting scout, has no bomb dropping or reconnoitering to do. His duty Is just to .fight, or, as the order was given to me, I "Too are expected to pick fights and j not"wait until they come to your* When bomb droppers go oat over the lines tn the daytime a scout squadron usually convoys them. The bomb droppers fly at about twelve thousand feet, and scouts a thousand feet or so above them. If at any time they should be attacked, it is the duty of the scouts to dive down and carry on the fight, the orders of the bomb droppers being to go on dropping bombs nod not to fight unless they have to. There la seldom a time that machines go oat over the Hues on this work In the daytime that they are not attacked at some time or other, and so the scouts usually have plenty of work to do. In addition to these attacks, however, the squadron Is invariably under constant bombardment from the ground, but that doesn't worry ns very much, as we know pretty well how to avoid being hit from that quarter. On my first flight, after Joining the squadron, I was taken out over the lines to'get a look at things, map ont my location In case I was ever lost, locate the forests, lakes and other landmarks and get tie genera] lay of the land. One thing that was Impressed upon me very emphatically was the location of the hospitals, so that in case I was ever wounded and bad the strength to pick my landing I could land as near as possible to a hospital. All tbeso things a new pilot goes through, during the first two or three days 'after joining a squadron. Our regular routine was two flights · day, each of two hours' duration. After doing onr regular patrol, It was our privilege to go off on our own hook If.-we wished, before going back to the squadron. 'l soon found cnt that my squadron was some hot squadron,, our flyers be- ln almost always assigned to special 'duty work, .each as shooting up .trenches at a height of fifty feet from the gronnd. ! I received my baptism Into this kind of work the third time I went oat over the lines, atyi I would recommend^ it to anyone who Is hankering for excitement "You are not only apt to be attacked by hostile aircraft from above, bnt yon are swept by machine-gun ftre from below. I have seen some of our machines- come back from this work sometimes so riddled with bullets tbat I wondered how they ever held together. Before we started oat on one of these Jobs, we were mighty careful' to see that our motors were In perfect condition, because they told as the "war bread .was bad In Germany." One morning, shortly after I joined the squadron, three of ns .started over the line of onr own accord. We soon observed four enemy machines, two- seaters, coming toward .ns., $ This .type of machine is used by the Huus for artillery wovh and bomb dropping, anil we knew they were on mischief bent. Each machine bad a machine j;un In front, worked by the pilot, and tho observer also hud a gun with which he could spray all around. When we'flrst noticed the Huns, our machines wcro about si* miles back of the German lines and wo were lying high up In the sky, keeping the sun behind ua, so that the enemy could nod see ns. ; . · We picked ont throe of tUe machined and doye~down on them. I went right) by the' mnn I picked for myself and his observer In the rear scat .;kept pumping at trie to beat the band;. Not ono of my snots-took effect as I went right down under him, but I turned and-gave him another burst of bullets, and down he went In a spinning nose dive, one of his wings going ono wny and one another. As I saw him crash to the ground I knew that I had got my first hostile aircraft. One of my comrades was equally successful, but the other two German machines got away. We chased them back until things got too hot for us by reason of the appimr- nnce of other German machines, and then we called it n day. This experience whetted my appetite for more of the same kind, and. I did not have long to wait It may be well to explain here Just what a spinning nose bend is. /A few years ngo the spinning n'ose dive was considered one of ine most dangerous things a pilot could attempt; and many men were Killed getting into this spin and not knowing how to ; come out of It. In fact, lots of pilots thought that when once you got into a spinning nose dive there was no way of coming out of It It is now used, however, in actual flying. The machines that are used in France are controlled In two ways, both by hands nnd feet, the feet working the yoke or rudder bar which controls tho rudder; that steers the machine. The lateral controls fore and aft, which cause the machine to rise or lower, are controlled by a contrivance called a "joy stick." If, when flying In the nir, a pilot should "release bis hold on this stick, It will 'gradually come toward the pilot In Uiat position tho machine win begin to climb. So If a pilot is shot and loses control of this "Joy stick," MB machine begins, to ascend, and climbs until the angle formed becomes too great for it to continue or the motor to pull Hie plane; for a fraction of a second It stops, and the motor then being the heaviest, it causes the nose of the machine to fall forward, pitching down at n terrific rate of speed and spinning at the same time. If the motor Is still running...It naturally Increases the speed much more than it would If the motor were shut oft, and there Is great danger that tbe. wings will double up, causing the machine,, to break apart Although spins are 'ifl.de with the motor on, yon are dropping like a ball being dropped out of the «ky and the velocity Increases with the power of the motor. This" spinning nose drve hns been frequently used In "sfant" flying lu recent years, but is now put to practical use Uy pilots In getting away from hostile machines, for when a man Is spinning It Is almost impos- elble to hit him, nnd the man making the attack Invariably thinks his enemy is going down to certain death lu the spin. This Is all right when a man Is over his own territory, because lie can right his machine and come out of It; but If It happens over German territory, the Huns would only follow him down, and when he came ont of the spin they would be above him, having all. the advantage, and would shoot him down with ease. It Is a good way of getting do.wn into a cloud, and Is used very often by both sides, but it requires skill and courage by the pilot making It If he ever expects to ' come out alrve. A spin being made by a pilot intentionally looks exactly like a spin that It made by a machine actually being shot down, so one never knows whether It Is forced or Intentional until the pilot either rights his machine and comes out of It or crashes to the ground. Another dive similar to this one Is known as Just the plain dive. Assume, for Instance, that a pilot flying nt a height of several thousand feet is shot, loses control of Ms machine, and the nose of the plane starts down with the motor full on. Hfl Is going at a tremendous speed anil In many ^Instances, Is .going . so., straight. .and swiftly that the speed Is too great for ·the machine, because it was never constructed to withstand the enormous pressure forced against the wings, and they consequently crumple m If, too, in an attempt to straighten the machine, the elevators should become affected, as often happens in trying to bring a machine out of a dire, the" strain Is again too great on the wings, und there IB the same ol»- nstroas result. Oftentimes, when ft a patrol "tank Is punctured by a tracer ballet from another machine tn the air, the plane that Is hit catches on Newest, Catchiest Song "Hits!" Greatest Band and Instrumental Selections! Newest Dance Numbers! Come In and Hear Them I 20355--Ho w'fl You Liko To Be My Daddy 75e (Le-wis-Ypung-Snyder). The Farber Girls There's a little Lump of Sugar Dnvn in Dixie \ . . . (Lewis-Young-Snyder). 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Also cultivate the practice of regular bank deposits. Yonr account Is invited. This Is'tKo only Bank In this community paying 4% Interest on Savings'Ac- counts. fire and either geta~lnto a spin or a straight divo and heads for the earth, hundreds of miles nn hour, a mass of flnmo, looking like a brilliant comet In tho sky. Tho spinning" nose dive 18 used to greiitor ' advantage 'by too Germans than by our own pilots for the rcnson that when a flght gets too hot for tho German, he will put his machine In a spin, and as the chances nra nine out of ten - that we nro fighting over German territory; he · simply spins down out of our range, straightens out before he reaches the ground, und gets on home to his airdrome. It Is uiolees to follow him down Inside tlio German .linos, for you would In all probability be shot down before 'you can attain nufllcient altitude to cross tho line again. ' · TO BE CONTINUED. Quite Awfcsle Since We Talked To You ir. 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