Air Enthusiast 1997-05
B.Cumming - Triple DSC
F/L Fall with chequerboard-painted Snipe E6198. The significance of the scheme is not recorded.
Joe Fall leading a formation of Sopwith Snipes, possibly taken at the time of the First Aerial Pageant.
Joe Fall’s last Sopwith Camel ‘Anna’ when he was attached to 9 (Naval) Squadron, RNAS.
Another Sopwith Camel flown by Joe Fall when he returned to 9 (Naval) Squadron, late summer 1917.
Joe Fall (right, front) in front of a Camel aircraft at the School of Aerial Fighting at Freiston, summer 1918.
Joe Fall pictured with his Sopwith Camel when he returned to 9 (Naval) Squadron, 1917.
Joe Fall in Camel ‘Maude II’.
A line-up of 9 (Naval) Squadron Sopwith Camels, showing the different markings applied to each aircraft. Each carries a name underneath the cockpit, none of which are discernible on the original print. Serial number of the first aircraft is B57, which would make it a Clerget-powered 1F1 built by Clayton & Shuttleworth for the RNAS.
Joe Fall’s 1 1/2 Strutter, the bomber version of the aircraft.
A captured OAW-built Fokker D.VII which ended up at the School of Aerial Fighting, Beirut 1918.
Bristol M.1C Monoplane C5012, possibly attached to the School of Aerial Gunnery and Fighting at Freiston when Joe Fall was stationed there.
Joe Fall seated in Sopwith Pup N6179 ‘Baby Mine’, 3 (Naval) Squadron 1917.
Flt Sub-Lt Fall with Sopwith Pup ‘Happy’, 3 (Naval) Squadron RNAS, early 1917. ‘Happy’ was actually flown mostly by another Canadian ace, Flt Sub-Lt Lloyd Breadner from Carleton Place, Ontario.
Joe Fall in a Curtiss JN-3. The RNAS acquired a number of JN-3s for elementary pilot training. Location and date unknown.