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#1 Panthercules

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:46

Sopwith Pup No. N9899, nick-named "DO-DO", was flown by Flt. Sub-Lt A J Chadwick with RNAS Squadron No. 4 at Bray Dunes, France in April and May 1917. This machine had previously been assigned to both Naval 3 (where it was flown by Jimmy Glen) and Naval 8. Once it arrived at Naval 4, it was assigned to Arnold Chadwick in B Flight, who claimed his first of 5 Pup victories with it on 26 April 1917. It was later flown by several other pilots (who claimed 3 more victories in it), and eventually assigned to Naval 11, where it was written off after being run into a ditch in August 1917.


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Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 67, Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1.
By Norman Franks, pp. 32, 40, 50-51, 54, 82, 87, 94-95.


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Still need translations (FRA, GER, SPA and RUS) for the following:
"Chadwick's Sopwith Pup No. N9899, with 'DO-DO' in white on the fuselage"
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:14

:D Hope the pilot will not fall asleep!
(dodo = sleep in french!)
Nice BTW 8-)
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:45

:D Hope the pilot will not fall asleep!
(dodo = sleep in french!)
Nice BTW 8-)

I'm more curious as to why a pilot would choose to name his aircraft after an extinct bird that (even while alive) was incapable of flight, and especially one which gave rise to the saying "dead as a dodo" - what were they thinking?
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:14

Poll concluded; thread locked.

Thanks for the votes!
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 18:55

Got a PM recently from community member AJ-Enstone, who wrote the following that I thought folks here might be interested in:

 

Hi Panthercules,

I know this is a closed thread now but I thought you and some forum members might be interested. I've been researching my great grandfather and it seems he may have flown the 'dodo' after AJ Chadwick and before its crash in August 1917.

Greewich Museum has a few pages on AJ Enstone. On the page I have linked below he mentions flying a Sopwith 9899, and flying with Arnold Jacques Chadwick. Each pilot has a wikipedia page and each page mentions the other pilot. I'd like to think they were good friends until Chadwick's brave final flight over the English Channel.

Greenwich museum took an interest in Enstone as he occasionally logged his feelings along with his actions. And painted the odd water colour.

link to Grenwich Museum article:

 

https://www.rmg.co.u...-war-flying-ace


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