Looking for a photo of a Bristol F.2b 1917 RFC Palestine

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    #1 N4521U, Sep 6, 2012
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    Need some help from all yous guys. Another Davidson plane *I could use for the WWI GB.

    I am looking for one of two F.2b's Lt. Charles Robert Davidson, M.C., RFC Unit 111. Ser No. A7192 and A7202. The first was his fighter scoring victories 2, 3, 4, 5. The later was the plane with which he scored his 6th. He was awarded the Military Cross for "Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

    I have a photo of A7194 I have found on the net, I am not entirely sure the scheme would have been the same. Although I have found on another forum this could have been the case that they were alike. If all else fails, I will use this scheme, but would like a real photo to confirm.

    Post, and PM me if someone happens to find something. I understand there is a Bristol F.2b book somewhere out there.

    In advance, thanks for lookin for me.

    Bill
     

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    There is a photo in "Osprey - Aircraft of the Aces #079 - Bristol F2 Fighter" page 76, which shows A7194 with a slightly different scheme, the fin is white with dark serial numbers. It gives the location as No1 Sqn AFC at El Mejdel. Photo credited from Australian War Memorial via Colin A Owers. The photo you have there is also in the book, page 77. It talks about a potential fin replacement or repainted.
     
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    #3 Wurger, Sep 11, 2012
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    I found this via the net..

    El Mejdel, Palestina, March 1918

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    Mejdel Jaffa Area, Mejdel 1918
    f2b A7200 Palestina 1918.JPG
     
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    Nice stuff Wojtek!!!
     
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    Thanks so much for the time and effort. The photos seem to confirm the A series werethe three tone.

    Now I can plan. Cant thank you enough. And all who have looked in. Weve all gained by your help.

    Bill
     
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    You'r welcome Bill. :)
     
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