The R.E.8 served long and well without much fanfare over the many battlefronts from Europe to the Middle East. Here are three examples of the type:
Roland D.VIa aircraft were received in the late Spring of 1918 and some were still with the unit at the end of hostilities in November when this example was handed over to the Allied inspectors. The Roland D.VI was purported to have good handling qualities, but most pilots wanted the sensational Fokker D.VII.
The above profile originally appeared on the rear cover of the Cross & Cockade Journal, vol. 21, no. 3. Chuck Sterns was the artist.
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