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Pair of RAF No. 64 Squadron SE5a's flown by H.T. McKinnie


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#1 Panthercules

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 19:13

Here are a pair of skins for SE5a's flown by Howard Tennyson (H.T.) McKinnie, an RCAF pilot who flew both of these planes for RAF No. 64 Squadron during the late Summer of 1918.  H.T. McKinnie was shot down in one of them (E4002) on September 4, 1918 (fortunately, he survived the event).  This aircraft had previously also been flown by British ace Dudley Lloyd Evans, who used it to shoot down an LVG C near Cantin on August 23, 1918.

 

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The other aircraft, E1273, was also lost on September 4, 1918.  H.T. McKinnie had flown E1273 a few times before, but this time it was being piloted by Lt. A.M. Stahl, who was killed when he collided with another British SE5a being flown by a squadron mate, Lt. TG Sifton, who survived the collision. 

 


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I created these skins at the request of one of our RoF community members who is the grandson of H.T. McKinnie, and who supplied much of the information about these planes and their pilots.  Other historical references can be found at the Aerodrome website, and in "The Sky Their Battlefield II" by Trevor Henshaw.

 

The D/L package for both skins can be found here:

 

E4002:  http://www.mediafire...RAF64_E4002.zip

 

 

E1273:  http://www.mediafire...RAF64_E1273.zip

 

 


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#2 kevin37

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 01:32

Panthercules, many thanks for designing the skins of the two SE5a's my grandfather, 2nd Lt. H.T. McKinnie, flew in the 64 Squadron.

 

They are fantastic! I will share the photos with the rest of my family.

 

And thanks also to historian Trevor Hensaw for providing me, just last year, with the info on the SE5a's my grandfather flew as well as the German fighter Ace, Albert Hubner, of Jasta 36 flying a Fokker D. VII who shot my grandfather down on Sept. 4, 1918.

 

My grandfather spent several days in a coma but survived and lived until he was 84yrs old.

 

"The Sky Their Battlefield II" by Trevor Henshaw is a wealth of information and a great reference on WWI in the air.

 

Thanks again to Panthercules!

 

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#3 kevin37

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 16:41

I'd like to "Pay it forward" re: this post, as Panthercules made these skins for me.

 

So if anyone reading this post needs an airplane, I'd like to make that purchase for you.

 

Please respond back to me.

 

Thank you!

 

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#4 CG_Justin

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 02:02

I would gladly take you up on that offer Kevin. I am brand new to RoF and loving every second of it so far.


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#5 Panthercules

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 05:24

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