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Boghol 3/ Bomberstaffel 13 (GER) Squadron History

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#1 Han

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 17:57

Hello friends. Please assist in writing ENGLISH text of history of the squadron which will be available to player in the first release of the New Career.
It should contains more than 2500 symbols (no upper limit), and it should describe WHOLE history of the squadron - from fundation till it's history end (amy be even till modern days, like for USAF 94th Aero Squadron for example).
Any additional facts and remarks are appreciated.

So please discuss and post your texts here for Boghol 3/ Bomberstaffel 13 German squadron

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#2 Catfish

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 13:41

this is from the Frontflieger Website:
(http://www.frontflie.../2-bosta13.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.frontflie.../2-bosta13.html)

Bomberstaffel 13 was one of the squadrons of BoGOHL 3
(abbreviated "BoSta", for "Bomberstaffel"); and BoGOHL for Bombergeschwader Oberste Heeresleitung.
OHL (Oberste Heeresleitung) would be "Supreme Army Command" in english, or "Bomber Squadron of the Supreme Army Command".

Active at the Western Front.

Founded 03. april, 1917from Kasta 13 / KaGOHL 3
(abreviations "KaSta" for "Kampfstaffel", "KaGOHL" for "Kampfgeschwader Oberste Heeresleitung)

Active until end of the war.

No Squadron leader name known.

Members of the Bomberstaffel 13:
Gustav Droste, Heinrich Pfeiffer, Georg Ritter und Edler von Loessl, Max Röselmüller, Fritz Rossow.

At 25. july 1918 Immanuel Braun and Adolf Tochtermann received the medal "Württembergischer Militär-Verdienst-Orden".

Will see what can be dug out additionally. A good source for information is also the "Neumann", i already asked in the SimHQ site for an eMail-adress to send it to you (in english or german?), but got no answer. This is out of print and there are no legal rights reserved anymore.

Edit: Some of the text here, abbreviated:
(The original work, "Die Deutschen Luftstreitkrafte im Weltkriege", is approximately three times the size of this English version.)
http://www.allworldw...by-Neumann.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.allworldw...com/The-German- … umann.html

" … Bombing squadrons and giant aeroplane units came directly under the command of G.H.Q.
The objectives, however, were selected by the Staff of that particular Army Corps with which they were working, and depended on the situation of the moment. Before undertaking any operations on a large scale it was important that the enemy's preparations and the advance of hostile troops should be impeded by raids on important railway centres, ammunition dumps, concentration camps, etc. : in other words, upon targets lying some distance behind the lines. During the battle itself squadrons were used principally to give tactical support to our own troops by attacking objectives nearer to the lines, such as railway stations, camps, smaller ammunition dumps, staff headquarters, etc. ; by delaying the advent of the enemy's reserves, and by wearing down the actual fighting troops.
There was never any question of attacking objectives other than those of military importance. The numerous rumours concerning the deliberate bombing of hospitals can only arise from the malice of theorists, either among the enemy or among our own people ; they certainly never originated in the experiences of the night-flying man himself. It is impossible even on bright moonlight nights to recognise the red crosses of a hospital from an aeroplane. Also one must bear in mind the fact that bombs spread a good deal during their fall, and that it frequently happens, therefore, that objects lying several hundred yards away from the target itself may be hit.
Training pilots to fly big machines at night was a troublesome business, and unfortunately cost us many lives.
For the first time the nature and importance of night blindness was recognised. Pilots who flew brilliantly in daylight proved themselves to be quite unsuitable for night flying, for their eyes would not adjust themselves to the darkness. They also lost their sense of equilibrium in the air, and when land ing were unable to judge their distance from the ground with accuracy. The proverb Иpractice makes perfect' was also proved in this case, for by systematic training and a gradual increase in the difficulty of the tests put to night-flying pilots, a brilliant pitch of efficiency was attained. Eventually weather, with the exception of mists and fogs, was hardly taken into consideration, Flights were carried out without mishap on pitch-dark nights, without the help of moon or stars, and often through rain or snow, …"

Good luck,

P.S: But .. why do you need just of all info on BoSta 13 ??!
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#3 Han

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 19:39

Great! Thanks for finding.

Completed, thread unstickied.

Any additional details may be added / corrected.

A question - is there any details of squadron war operations known? It would be a great addition.

But .. why do you need just of all info on BoSta 13 ??!
I've posted a minimum list of squads, available to player control in New Career. Most possible that it will expanded before Career elease. You want to offer descriptions for other squads? Which ones?
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#4 Catfish

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 20:05

Will see what we can find,
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