11 September 1915 – Grounded

RFC Squadrons on the Western Front have not been encountering any Fokker Eindeckers recently. This is because, for the last couple of weeks, the aircraft have been grounded.

This is due to three fatal crashes at the Fokker training unit at Doberitz on the 27th and 31st of July and the 29th of August. Following the third crash, the school was disbanded and the aircraft returned to the Fokker Works at Schwerin for further testing.

However, the marked success of the aircraft has put the German High Command in an awkward position. Squadron commanders are making it abundantly clear that they need these aircraft at the front. It’s unlikely to be long before the aircraft are back in service.

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