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musec04 27th June 2020 19:38

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hi Stig,


I knew Guynemer was killed during the war. I just wouldn't be able to tell him from say, MvR, in a photo. I guess I could well have included the info about not being able to identify him in the post however. :o



With my government debauching the currency the photos would probably be a means of maintaining the value of my savings.I probably won't be buying them all though. :)


Regards,


Clint

Stig Jarlevik 27th June 2020 19:53

Re: Photo Spad
 
Well Clint

I am pretty confident the guy is Guynemer in the photo. There is another "seller-recommend" close up shot as well, this time for the nice and even sum of EUR 500.

Perhaps you should ask Boris for a hand out?? :)

Cheers
Stig

musec04 27th June 2020 19:58

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hi Stig,


I'm happy to accept your id, and in fact if ebay had worked as normal when you request the sellers other items in time order I'd also have seen Spads S 122 and S 112 and concluded that given all three machines were early Spad VII aircraft that it was wartime. All embarassment free. But for some reason that didn't work in this case.


If Boris has got any sense (I know, I know) Rishi Sunak will be bidding on the photos himself in order to replace the inflated cash.


Regards,


Clint

Stig Jarlevik 27th June 2020 20:29

Re: Photo Spad
 
Somebody has to tip him off then....

(No, no, don't look at me....)

Cheers
Stig

musec04 20th August 2020 15:40

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hello,


Currently on ebay is a photo of a Spad S.VII with a personal name on the fuselage at:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Photo-avi...UAAOSwxF1fPm78


Regards,


Clint

musec04 20th August 2020 17:09

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hello,


Currently on ebay are two photos of Spad S.VII after capture as follows:


1. Spad S.VII S.224 of N 31 at:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/1-Weltkrieg-...gAAOSwPqFfPolZ


2. Spad B3506 of 23 Sq RFC at:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/1-Weltkrieg-...wAAOSw6GNfPoxW


Regards,


Clint

Buckeye30 21st August 2020 17:10

Re: Photo Spad
 
SPAD 224 is interesting, Lt. Mistarlet was shot down (POW) 6 April 1917 by Bongartz Jasta 36 (his first victory); the undercarriage was damaged on landing and crosses were painted over the cocardes but the badge was left on. Painted on the fuselage was " Abgeschossen von der Jagdstaffel 36".
Stephen Lawson did an article in "Cross and Cockade 20-1" on Js36, though Mistarlet is shown in a Nieuport ( unconfirmed, by Dossenbach) and Bongartz' SPAD flown by Lt. Lorrillard KIA ( confirmed ) evidently the names reversed.

Nick
( Just checked another Grub St. book and Lorrillard was in SPAD VII 164 ( N.48), KIA after balloon attack).

musec04 21st August 2020 19:42

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hi Nick,


Thanks. Spad S.VII 224 seems to have been much photographed having done an image search on Duck Duck Go.


Strange that it should crop up with the sellers other photos, the Spad S.VII B3506 and in the Albatros D.III and Albatros D.V threads on this board. I guess Jastas 36 and 24 must have been based close to each other at some stage unless postcards of S.224 were widely distributed, which I suppose is not unlikely.


Regards,


Clint

Buckeye30 22nd August 2020 16:01

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hi Clint. B3506 WAS shot down by Jasta 24, by H. Kroll ( 10th victory) 12 Sept. 1917 near Menin; pilot was 2/Lt. S W Dronsfield POW. So a connection there somehow.
Regards
Nick

musec04 30th August 2020 12:56

Re: Photo Spad
 
Hello,


Currently on ebay there is a nice photo of a Spad S.VII of SPA 78 at:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/XX9-Foto-WK1...wAAOSwRHhfS4Hz


Regards,


Clint


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