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Post by cj » 30 Dec 2006 20:06

hello all,
Im looking for some information on two interesting fighter aces:
1) Hans Schüz (http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/schuz.php) was a 10 victory German ace who won 9 over Mesopatamia and his last over Palestine. I was astonished to hear this because I always thought the Middle East air war was carried out by a minesquel amount of aircraft. What type would Schüz have been flying, and what type were most British squadrons in the area flying.
2) Dieudonné Costes (http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/costes.php) was an 8 victory French ace who operated on the Salonika front. He won the Légion d'Honneur for shooting down a balloon and some scouts. In 1927 he flew the first non-stop flight across the South Atlantic (from senegal to Brazil). what type of plane would he be flying? What did the French air presence in Greece consist of?
Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can answer my questions, and to anyone who can add any extra info on the airwar in the middle east and in the Balkans.

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Post by faf_476 » 31 Dec 2006 23:50

Hans Schüz: From FA6, 2 & 13;
Sorry that's all I know! :)

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Post by faf_476 » 01 Jan 2007 00:01

Dieudonné Costes: An flying ace of France, based on my source he only shot down 6 planes, (excluded the ballon) as for me that ballon is a observation kind of craft. And In October 15, 1927, October 14 and 15, Costes and Brix, on board Bréguet 19 GR. baptized "Nungesser and Coli", carry out the first crossing without stopover of the South Atlantic between Saint-Louis of Senegal and Natal in Brazil. French will continue their voyage while traversing all South America then will connect New York in San Francisco, where they will make embark their apparatus to join Tokyo. From there they will gain Paris, where they will receive a triumphal reception, April 14, 1928.

Hope that's all you want about the second ace, I'll try to find the other one! tnx..! :)

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Post by faf_476 » 01 Jan 2007 21:26

Here's the image of that plane Bréguet 19GR:
http://www.answers.com/topic/breguet-19

Hope you like it!
:):):)

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Re: Aces

Post by askropp » 11 Mar 2023 13:18

cj wrote:
30 Dec 2006 20:06
What type would Schüz have been flying?
He flew a Fokker in 1916 and an Albatros D. IV in 1918.
There are times in history when staying neutral means taking sides.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 11 Mar 2023 14:47

Schüz with dog and plane in Turkish markings
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Source: https://aegeanairwar.com/articles/brins ... istinction

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