Aeroplane Monthly 1974-09
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Personal album
American-built Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, A899, second of a batch of six transferred to the RFC from the RNAS, in which Mr Holwell had his first trip with No 16 TS at Beaulieu on May 1, 1917. The pilot on this occasion was Lt J. B. Fenton.
Another Jenny, B1946, one of a larger batch of 50, damaged in a crash landing at Beaulieu on July 4, 1917, when the pilot, 2nd Lt McNulty, became ill.
A1361, first of a batch of 50 B.E.2e machines built at Dumbarton by Wm. Denny & Bros. It is seen here on September 2, 1917, with its pilot, Lt G. E. Wilson, Scottish Rifles. The aircraft was used for night flying over Gosport to exercise the searchlight crews.
2nd Lt Calvert’s B.E.2e accident on September 8, 1917, which Mr Holwell escaped when permission for a joyride was refused by the unit Flight Commander.
Rare air-to-air picture of an R.E.8 "Harry Tate", A4669, with its observer photographing the camera ship with a hand-held camera.
A Daimler-built R.E.8, A3538, after losing its undercarriage in the centre of Beaulieu aerodrome on July 4, 1917. The pilot was Lt Sharpies.
Gosport-based Sopwith Pup B2192, in which Maj E. L. Foot, MC, (killed near Chersey during the 1923 Grosvenor Cup Race in Bristol Type 77 G-EAVP) led a circus of Pups, comprising B804, B1844, B1849, B2193, B2196 and B5251, in formation aerobatics over Beaulieu on September 7, 1917.
Capt Duttson with the results of a downwind landing in a Grahame-White-built D.H.6 "Clutching Hand" in September 1917.