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hmsk212

Hi,

 

I recently acquired a photograph album which contains a few photographs taken at Ochey in 1917.

 

I apologise for the quality of the pictures but the originals are very small and they are also stuck into the album, however, I would be very grateful for any identifications of the types of planes shown in the following pictures :-

 

 

IMG_20181130_0001.jpg.868d2bf16264c2f41d14d105a43bee86.jpg

 

 

IMG_20181130_0016.jpg.03064e617b219e148b339c6195ea42fa.jpg

 

Steve

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hmsk212

 

Plus a couple more :-

 

 

 

IMG_20181130_0014.jpg.45e88486ec83ea227d81d50918fd15e5.jpg

 

IMG_20181130_0012.jpg.dde52c75330ba9d9d6d937ad5ccc832a.jpg

 

Steve

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hmsk212

Hi

 

Desperate to know the types of planes in these photos as I am completely useless at identifying them. The album belonged to a man who served with 100 Squadron  joining them at Ochey in October 1917 until being captured in February 1918. There is a possibility that these planes are all French types.

Steve

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Buffnut453
On ‎30‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 08:51, hmsk212 said:

Hi,

 

I recently acquired a photograph album which contains a few photographs taken at Ochey in 1917.

 

I apologise for the quality of the pictures but the originals are very small and they are also stuck into the album, however, I would be very grateful for any identifications of the types of planes shown in the following pictures :-

 

 

IMG_20181130_0001.jpg.868d2bf16264c2f41d14d105a43bee86.jpg

 

 

IMG_20181130_0016.jpg.03064e617b219e148b339c6195ea42fa.jpg

 

Steve

 

This looks like a Breguet 14 French bomber/reconnaissance aircraft.  

 

 

 

On ‎30‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 08:53, hmsk212 said:

 

Plus a couple more :-

 

 

 

IMG_20181130_0014.jpg.45e88486ec83ea227d81d50918fd15e5.jpg

 

IMG_20181130_0012.jpg.dde52c75330ba9d9d6d937ad5ccc832a.jpg

 

Steve

 

And I think these are both Voisin 8s.  

 

Actually, the bottom one is a Voisin 8.  Not sure about the one above.  I'll do some more digging.

 

And one last update...methinks the upper of the 2 pusher types is a Breguet 5/6/12.  I'm guessing more likely a Breguet 6 since the 12 was built as a night fighter and only used in small numbers.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers,
Mark

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Buffnut453

I updated my previous post...so just adding this to point people to the updates. :-)

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hmsk212

Hi Mark, many thanks for your input, most grateful for your posts.

 

Steve

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McCudden

Hi Steve.

Picture one in posts #2  and #4 is a French Breguet-Michelin BrM4 bomber. It had a 220hp Renault in-line engine and could carry 40 x 16lb bombs. It had a huge wingspan of nearly 62 feet! The French used them for day and night bombing sorties in France and to a lesser extent, in the Ageaen.

 

 

Alec

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Dolphin

The first aeroplane is a Breguet Br 14B-2, and the insignia on the tail looks like the blue Lorraine Cross in a red triangle of Escadrille BR 120.

 

Gareth

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hmsk212

Many thanks Alec & Gareth I appreciate your help.

 

Steve

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