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Old April 28th 04, 02:39 AM
old hoodoo
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I was reading where a US pilot shot down an Austrian fighter flying an Italian m.5 seaplane fighter. Was this our first navy kill?


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Old April 29th 04, 04:06 AM
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"old hoodoo" wrote in message ...
I was reading where a US pilot shot down an Austrian fighter flying an Italian m.5 seaplane fighter. Was this our first navy kill?


Earliest I can find was on March 19, 1918. Ensign Stephan Potter,
flying with a Canadian, Flight Lieutenant Norman Magor on a
reconnaissance flight off the coast of Holland, engaged what was
probably a Friedrichshafen and shot it down. Potter was flying in a
Felixstowe F2A flying boat. He was credited as the first US Naval
Aviator to shoot down an enemy plane. On April 25, Potter was shot
down and killed.

Regards,

Rich
 




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